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    Default Getting our jack Russel puppy to retreive

    Do you have any any advice we can get him to run to the toy but not bring it back.

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    Default Re: Getting our jack Russel puppy to retreive

    my jack Russell is not good at retrieve either she will do it a couple of times but gets bored really quickly, she much prefers to be chased with the item so I will watch this thread with interest, maybe it's a jrt thing.

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    Default Re: Getting our jack Russel puppy to retreive

    The retrieve begins with the hold and present. If you can get him to mouth a toy, then hold it, then give it to you by shaping and reinforcing you have the basis. Then, all you need to do is throw the toy a little way - to get hold and present it he has got to go and fetch it!

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    Default Re: Getting our jack Russel puppy to retreive

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkvboots View Post
    she much prefers to be chased with the item, maybe it's a jrt thing.

    This... so another JRT owner watching with interest

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    Default Re: Getting our jack Russel puppy to retreive

    I've had two JRT bitches, and they were both obsessed by retrieving balls and sticks and chewy things....

    I can't remember that I had to teach them though, they just did it...

    Sorry OP..

    Fiona

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    Default Re: Getting our jack Russel puppy to retreive

    The basic retrieve has about 12 or 13 different elements.
    Agree that I start with the hold/present in front and then work backwards.
    You can also teach it with two objects, the game only continues and the second item is thrown when the first item is brought back and released.

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    Default Re: Getting our jack Russel puppy to retreive

    Quote Originally Posted by BallyJ View Post
    This... so another JRT owner watching with interest
    glad I am not the only one with a weird dog

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