Monday, September 12, 2011

Back to the Big Field Now that the Sun has Returned

Vinson finally got to run and retrieve the ball in the Seeing Eye's fenced field this morning. With the past few week's deluge it was simply too wet and muddy to be safe or fun. He was thrilled to get some running in.

In Vinson's case, retrieving a ball was something he seemed to instinctively do - we never taught him to do it. What we have done is take advantage of that behavior to reinforce what we're asking for when we give him the "come" command. As soon as he gets the ball, I always call out "come" to Vinson, which is improving his recall reliability with or without the ball.

Check out the video below or watch it in full 1080p HD on our YouTube Channel. I managed to get some audio of his galloping paws this time around.

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