Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler Question

Can heeler's be trained to retrieve?


Can heeler's be trained to retrieve?

    In Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler - Asked by Anonymous - 11/9/2012 10:20:54 AM
Yes. My heeler retrieves duck and geese better than most labs.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/12/2012 2:29:13 PM


Any breed of dog can be trained to do this. Get your dogs favorite toy to start out with. Put your dog on a fairly long line if you can. That would be best but it would work without too. Start with your heeler beside you and have your dog sit and stay (If it can) while you through the toy. If your dog knows stay then release him. If not, just give the leash plenty of slack so it can go get it. As you release your dog say with a excited voice "go get it!" or "Go fetch!" while you point to the toy. When he/she grabs it, with an even more excited voice, call "Come here! Come here! Come on! You can do it!" or something like that. When your dog gets back, Give a treat (not a very big one and one that can be ate fast. When your dog gets the idea completely, say fetch when you release your dog instead of "Go Get it!" and "Come here!" Hope this helps
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/3/2013 7:47:32 PM