So my new Chessie, Palin, has come along quite nicely. She comes on command and whistle, sits on command and whistle, and her drive to retrieve finally kicked in. Her new teeth are coming, so I have to limit the retrieves with the bigger bumpers to one or two and keep using the smaller ones for the most part.
At night sometimes I go in the garage and throw the little ones around to let her get used to finding them by scent rather than just sight.
I have thrown some doubles for her and I am trying to get her to learn to retrieve one, deliver it, and then go for the second. To date, I have only accomplished this by telling her to come after she has one in her mouth and then commanding "Back" again for her to go and get the second one. Is this the correct way of training her or should i do something else? If I don't use this method, the photo shows what I get! LOL