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Question About Aussie Training

by Patrick
(South Carolina)


So for a while now I have had my Aussie fetching, coming on command etc. However, when I am not at home I have to bring my dog inside due to the crowded neighborhood we live in. Due to this when it's time to go inside I'll call my dog/have him bring his toy back.

Recently he has started being skittish about coming back to me in particular and bringing his toy back to me. I just want to know if this is because I have associated coming back with going inside too many times, and if so, how to fix this.

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About Aussie Training
by: Rebecca

If your Aussie likes treats, when he returns with the toy, you might trade the toy for a treat and then return inside.

Coming inside
by: Anonymous

In addition to what Rebecca suggests, you might consider giving him a high value treat once he actually comes inside. That will associate something extra good with having gone inside.

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