However, all did not go smoothly because the dog was so thrilled, he caught the ball and ran off with it, refusing to come back. And when he did eventually return, he was so enamored of his new toy that there was no prying it from his jaws. What to do?
Many dogs prize objects such as balls highly and can be possessive about them. The art to getting the dog to obey willingly is to have him realize that play doesn't finish when he relinquishes the ball, and instead of losing his toy there's everything to gain in terms of fun.
'Release' is taught in a similar fashion with an adult dog, but this time you're going to put the action on cue. To do this you need basic items such as: