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Old May 19th 04, 10:48 PM
MartinF
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Hi

Just got a new dog

She is a 4 yearold collie and until I got her she had lived with a dominant
male retriever dog for 2 years.

The male dog did all the retrieving and he did not allow her to join in
..She merely ran behind him.

Now whenever I throw anything she takes it to a "safe" spot and will not
return with the item.

She will return to me if I use the "here" command (but without the item).

Have tried standing by the "safe" spot but she then selects a new "safe"
spot about 15 yards away where she will place any thrown items.

It seems she enjoys now being allowed to run after items and pick them up.

Her mind cannot connect that I want her to return to me with the thrown
item.

Otherwise she is a delightfull well mannered happy collie and responds to
all other commands

Has any kind soul got any hints/tips that will help her learn the full
retrieve ??

thanks for reading this
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Martin

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