what's the purpose of this?
Anon: Our service puppies in training are Labs and Goldens; many dogs of those breeds have a natural affinity for chasing tennis balls. Some even develop a tennis ball addiction. By exposing the puppies to this distraction and rewarding for ignoring the tennis balls and keeping focus on the trainer, we help inure them to the lure of the tennis balls.
That's a lot of balls rolling out there!!! We have been working on sit/stay with distractions in my puppy class too...with toys and food...but tons of balls would be quite a challenge!!!!! Great work!Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,Sierra Rose and mom
Great photos!What I really appreciate now is how Clive will totally ignore distractions like tennis balls, footballs etc when in his jacket and working! He knows so well to just ignore them.However, come free time he is a different dog. But it is all down to the great training he received and we are so appreciative of that.RegardsMurray's Mom
I see lots of LR and GR's ready to burst their fur!Hugz&Khysses,Khyra
oh my. for a dog to ignore tennis balls.... wow. such concentration! i can't imagine.
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