Having your newspaper delivered to you every day is exciting enough because you get to sit in your pajamas and slippers and drink a cup of coffee while you catch up on the day's news. What could be better than that? Having your dog deliver the newspaper directly to you, so your neighbors do not have to see you standing in your bathrobe and your slippers spilling coffee all over your feet while you bend over and pick up the newspaper could be better than just having a newspaper delivered to your door. Teaching your dog to fetch the newspaper for you can be not only helpful and beneficial, but also a fun trick to teach your dog. Your dog will be pleased to do something nice for you, and he will enjoy the rewards he receives.
He doesn't pick up the newspaper even if I place it in his mouth he drops it
Hello, there are a few things you can try. Start with the Lure Method here, to get Yoda used to carrying things: https://wagwalking.com/training/carry-things. As well, this guide on fetching a dumbell has tips that can be used as training for the newspaper.https://wagwalking.com/training/fetch-a-dumbell. Start training Yoda with a favorite toy smeared with a little peanut butter (do not use peanut butter with xylitol as it is toxic!!). Let him lick it, and then put the toy in his mouth. Train 5 minutes a day, telling him "hold". He should accept the toy no problem because of the yummy peanut butter. Once he accepts the toy without hesitation, you can switch to the newspaper. Good luck!
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