In the process of teaching my pup to do this while its still cold outside. Gives us a little break from the little training we can do indoors. Anyone ever done this?
So far I have a tennis ball on 550 cord tied to the fridge handle. With the door open she is 100% at getting the beer to me on command. With the door closed, it takes her a bit to get enough traction on the linoleum to open it, but she does it. The hang up is after she gets the door open, she runs around the door to get the beer. Problem is the tennis ball is still in her mouth, so as she runs around the door she slams it shut. Haha, and so the circle begins. Any ideas how to get her to drop the ball immediately after the door opens?
This is way harder than any bird training, but will be totally worth it in the end ;)