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Old 06-20-2013, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Laurelin View Post
Honestly (and this is rather embarrassing) Mia locks onto the ball when I have it in my hand. Most behaviors are easier to use food so I've just avoided the problem. We have used the ball for stays but I put her in a stay, throw the ball, then release her. Haven't involved anything more complicated with it yet.
Start with food then bring out the ball to challenge her work ethic. This obsession is why I could not use a toy to start Backup.

The goal is to condition the dog to learn the reward line, they only and always get the toy on the reward line, perform correctly and it appears, incorrectly and they try again. If they can't think clearly with a toy in hand you can try hiding it but more than likely its easier to go to a lower value reward and build up.

Again, I'm no expert on weaves but I'm experienced with obsessive cannot think clearly drive. lol shocker, I know.
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