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  1. Won't retrieve discs at the dog park

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We have a seven-month-old Australian Shepherd/Poodle mix (F1) and things are going great. She needs a ton of exercise, so I take her to the dog park nearly everyday, sometimes twice. As long as I do this, she is a breeze to train. One thing is confounding me though. I have a personal goal of...
  2. Alternative Way Of Training Fetch - For those who are struggling

    Dog Training and Behavior
    *POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT TRAINING TIP, NOT A QUESTION* So I picked up a poodle puppy and found myself really having a hard time training him to hold an object. For a start, he wasn't interested unless it was on the ground, no matter what I did, and he would shake it the second it was in his...
  3. Not so interested in Fetch play

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I don't know if this is a phase, or she's just one of those dogs that doesn't care for fetch play (I've had at least one of those). Her prey drive is pretty strong (chases bugs and geckos without fail), and she does pretty well on the first two or three tries. But after that, even when she knows...
  4. Playing Fetch...Without the Fetch

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My two Miniature Schnauzers both love chasing after a toy. They'll pick it up, shake it a few times, and then run off in the opposite direction, never once bringing the toy back to me, despite my numerous attempts to call their names and lure them with treats. It makes playing frisbee a bit of...
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