Retrieve any object you want
Retrieving is something almost everyone does with their dog. Retrieve the newspaper, a toy, or retrieve a dumbbell or other (small) objects, for sport.
For years we have been training our dogs for retrieving and helping other trainers do this. A common mistake is that trainers focus on the dog has to hold the object for a long time. They correct the dog when he lets go of the object. This causes stress and the dog no longer wants to hold the object.
Often handlers create too much of a hype around the object. By doing this you create a prey-drive on the object and the dog will bite it, shake it and want to run away with it.
We do this differently. With our 40 years of experience, we have developed a system for retrieving in which we turn the exercise around. Not the object but the reward becomes important for the dog. Because of this, the dog always wants to give the object to his boss with great pleasure because he knows that this will give him his reward.
Using this way of training, we prevent problems and we can make our dogs retrieve any object without problems.