Make the reward important!
A dog who is driven crazy by a dumbbell will start to see this as his reward or prey. He will want to play with it and run away with it or bite it. The last thing he wants is to give it to his boss because he will lose it.
Yet almost everyone teaches retrieving by first making the dog crazy about the object. We do this differently. We don't make the object but the reward important for the dog. The object gives him his reward and therefore the dog always wants to bring it to us.
For years Dog Training Dick Staal has been helping people online and at seminars to learn how to retrieve. Hundreds of trainers worldwide have already successfully applied our tips and training to their own dogs.
In our free training on retrieving, you will receive practical tips that you can apply directly in your dog training and that will help you turn your dog into a good retrieving dog.