One of the most important tasks I need Yarrow to learn is item retrieval.  It seems really easy, dogs love to play fetch.  Yarrow does not love playing fetch.  She tends to ignore toys after they are thrown or bat them around with her paws before rushing back to me.  So retrieving has been put on the back burner while we worked on important obedience skills and of course fun things like “bang your dead”, giving hugs, kisses, and crossing her paws.  Recently we have picked up retrieval again and finally she has started to get it (literally in this case).  It isn’t pretty yet, she still bats the item around and drops it multiple times, but she is picking things up and carrying them.  She is retrieving her toys, the retrieval tube, and recently the dumbbell as well.  So here is hoping she is getting this.


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