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I think I train pretty much everything except jumps in the house. All my furniture in the living room is along the walls so I can use the center space for training. I can't do everything full distance, but we can work on basic concepts for everything.

What worked for Flip and I for dumbbell pouncing was to have him on leash and pull me behind him. The resistance causes him to have to drop and therefore lead with his head instead of his feet. That teaches them HOW to get to the article correctly. Once they understand how, lots of pop "come" as soon as he touches dumbbell. If feet touch first then he isn't going to have it in his mouth and will be corrected for failure to retrieve.
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Filly also used to have a crazy pouncing dumbell retrieve. I had her on a leash as well.
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^^^ My instructor wanted me to do the same with Jacks... and it caused some hesitation and confusion when he was going after the dumbbell. I'm sure that was my timing though.

What I started doing was mixing up the dumbbell work - placing the dumbbell instead of throwing it, throwing the dumbbell, hidden dumbbell, closer dumbbell, dumbbell between him and me, etc...

Which I think had him thinking more when he'd go after the dumbbell vs getting way too hyped up. It helped a little. But I know it's not as good a fix as the leash correction...
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By moving a few pieces of furniture, I can get a decent heeling exercise in....Straight down the hallway, about turn, back down the hallway, left turn, right turn, through the living room, about turn, back the other way through the living room, left turn, through the dining room and into the sunroom, left turn, through the kitchen, about turn, back the other way through the kitchen, right turn, forward for about 6 feet to get around center island, right turn, through other part of the kitchen, about turn, back the other way through the other kitchen entrance, right turn, left turn....at that point we're back where we started.

I'd rather do it outside, but it doesn't work so well when it's 3 F with a 20 mph wind. Sunday night, it's supposed to get down to -15 F.

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I matted the grooming room and know have a small space for safe jumping etc -


Here is a video of baby Brady learning a 2 front paw perch - his first time as you can probably see by the initial startle at the click; then I had to toss treats to get him off - anyhow my rearranged dog room with matting, grooming and their treadmill

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