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!