So I'm working with Recon on obedience stuff... never shown before, don't know anyone that has. Trying this all on my own.
Heel stuff is coming along great. Now I'm trying to refine the retrieve. Only problem is, I can't get him to keep the damned dumbbell in his mouth longer than a few seconds on retrieval. I'm not sure what I'm missing or lacking. Everything has been shaped so far... picking it up, waiting and going to get it, etc. And he'll retrieve from about 10 ft if he's not too distracted now, but he won't EFFING HOLD IT.
GRR. I thought it was going so well and then he threw this at me.
So any ideas? I'm using a clicker, fyi. I've tried clicking for longer holds obviously, but they really don't exist anymore. He does it for the same length of time each and every time, I can't differentiate between them.