Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-13-2008, 07:57 PM
ihartgonzo's Avatar
ihartgonzo ihartgonzo is offline
and Fozzie B!
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northern California
Posts: 5,903
Default Fozzie Fetches! : D

So, I have been dedicating myself lately, to trying to teach Fozzie to fetch a ball. You've probably seen me complaining before... about how little ball drive he has. I have literally been trying since the DAY I adopted him to get him to fetch!

I resorted to doing all I could to convince him that bringing the ball back to me results in tons of fun. But, that wasn't the first issue. He had no desire to chase a ball... well... unless Gonzo was also going for it, and he could play keep-away-from-the-angry-Border-Collie. At first, he got a treat or a tugtoy when ever he brought it back to me, even from a few feet away.

And after weeks of that, and slowly weaning him from rewards, he actually likes fetching! I am so excited! That means, he could have a future in Flyball.

__________________


<3 Erica, Gonzo & Fozzie
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-13-2008, 08:01 PM
PWCorgi's Avatar
PWCorgi PWCorgi is online now
Priscilla Winifred Corgi
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Twin Citay!
Posts: 14,636
Default

Oh, how I hate you

Seriously though, HUGE CONGRATS!
I'm extremely jealous, Izzy and I started our 10 billionth round of starting to build ball drive today...
__________________

Ado's Gimme Victory RL1* "Siri"
1.5 year old Jack Russell Terrier
Gimme Drugs Not Hugs RL1 "Frodo"
8 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi


*All Siri's rally/obedience titles are to be considered handled by Megan,
because ain't nobody (read: me) got time or skills fo' dat.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-13-2008, 08:03 PM
ihartgonzo's Avatar
ihartgonzo ihartgonzo is offline
and Fozzie B!
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northern California
Posts: 5,903
Default

Aww, I believe in you, Lauren. ;3 But honestly... it did take lots of work. I basically had to brainwash him. I think buying squeaky Kong tennis balls helped tremendously, too. Fozzie freaking loves those!

He just brought me a ball, while I was typing out the post. I'm so happy that I have another balldog! Gonzo is enfuriated.

Haha. Here is another video, just for fun... of Gonzo messing up several of his tricks. D: The better video is on his Dogster. (only slightly better)

__________________


<3 Erica, Gonzo & Fozzie
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-14-2008, 09:28 AM
MericoX's Avatar
MericoX MericoX is offline
Roos, Poos, & a Wog!
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: In depression
Posts: 5,239
Default

Ohh... you must tell me how you trained all the neat tricks! They're so cute.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:56 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site