Today’s project this morning was gripping an object. The difficulty is rarely if it’s heavy or not, a heavy object will probably be dragged but it will teach the dog how to approach and grip it more sufficiently. I find small and light objects to bring out the tendency to make bad gripping more obvious. It’s not the way to train your dog to get better grip, quite the opposite. But it tell me a lot about what is lacking in a dogs training.
But retrieving light matches is probably not the best way to figure out details like that. Becca the Bracco got it stuck under her lips every time and had to lick and spit to get it out and Ebba the American cocker had a tendency to have it disappearing into the fuss of her ear when trying to fetch it. So this exercise told me two things, short ears and tight lips makes the dogs life easier in this household 😂🙈🤪
Well all of us write here, both humans and dogs ;) At least that was the plan but it seems it´s mostly me Robyn who´s attached to the keyboard...