Retrieve check-in 6


I’ve been very slowly working towards the retrieve with Hestia. I’m learning that I have to take really tiny baby steps! I got her to hold it for one second, then two seconds, then three seconds. Then I thought I could start taking it from her mouth, but every time I’d reach out to get it, she’d drop it!

So I had to start reaching out an inch, then two inches, then three inches, etc. until I could grab it from her mouth.

She’s not a natural retriever, but she enjoys the training and so do I! So we will continue.

Below is a video our our training session, and below that are some pictures. Enjoy!

Veronica is a woman with long brown curly hair, sitting on the floor in a room with yellow walls in front of a grey round chair and a big plant.  She holds out her hand and reaches towards Hestia, a small white and black dog with a smushed face, who is holding a dark blue hankie in her mouth.
Veronica is a woman with long brown curly hair, sitting on the floor in a room with yellow walls in front of a grey round chair and a big plant. She holds out her hand and reaches towards Hestia, a small white and black dog with a smushed face, who is holding a dark blue hankie in her mouth.
Veronica grabs the hankie from Hestia's mouth.
Veronica grabs the hankie from Hestia’s mouth.
Veronica smiles as Hestia shakes her head with the hankie in her mouth.
Veronica smiles as Hestia shakes her head with the hankie in her mouth.
In this shot from overhead, Hestia is chewing and looking up near the camera.
In this shot from overhead, Hestia is chewing and looking up near the camera.
Closeup of Veronica grabbing the hankie from Hestia's mouth.
Closeup of Veronica grabbing the hankie from Hestia’s mouth.
Veronica smiles as Hestia prances around her to get the hankie that is on the floor.
Veronica smiles as Hestia prances around her to get the hankie that is on the floor.
Hestia sits behind Veronica's knee and doesn't see the hankie on the floor in front of Veronica!  So she points at it and tells Hestia to get it!
Hestia sits behind Veronica’s knee and doesn’t see the hankie on the floor in front of Veronica! So she points at it and tells Hestia to get it!
Veronica smiles as Hestia leans down to pick up the hankie from the floor.
Veronica smiles as Hestia leans down to pick up the hankie from the floor.

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