New and Unsure!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by dvandertuck, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. dvandertuck New Member

    Hello All, I'm new to the group! From Boston, MA (USA) have two Boston Terrier / Pitbull Mix pups (1.7 yrs) brother and sister! We are trying to teach them to retrieve things on command i.e. the tv remote, slippers, specific toys, etc. Looking forward to exploring this community further!

  2. Jean Cote Administrator

    Hello dvandertuck! Welcome to the Academy! Retrieving is such a fabulous thing to train your dog to do because you can easily give him the exercise that he needs without much energy on your part. :) Have you trained your dog previously? I'm sure we can help you out with your goals. I've trained my husky to put her toys away.

  3. tx_cowgirl Honored Member

    You should also check the challenge forum. I think it was our very first challenge when we asked contestants to teach their dog to retrieve a household object--remotes, keys, whatever. When you find this thread you will be able to see many different vids with different techniques, all successfully teaching their dogs to retrieve things.

    Welcome to the Academy, enjoy the site, and good luck!!
  4. CollieMan Experienced Member

    This vid may help. I weas teaching her to retrieve a remote control.


    And the end result...

  5. yvonne Well-Known Member

    Oh I loved the video of Ellie :doglaugh: She is such a sweetheart.

    Well done for that tric


    One thing puzzles me .. as a man I am surprized the remote control ever leaves your hand. My boyfriend seems to have it welded to his body aty all times :msngiggle:
  6. CollieMan Experienced Member

    lol Yes, but it dawned on me, that as I get older, it becomes harder to maintain my vice-like grip on the control. Therefore, I'm just planning ahead by teaching the dog to get it for me and lock it in her jaws until I need it. :)

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