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Is this for real?   Off Subject

Started Aug-11 by WALTER784; 420 views.
bearshandler

From: bearshandler

Aug-12

Definitely real,. Pretty cool trick to teach.

bearshandler

From: bearshandler

Aug-12

Lol naw. She would have hit him in the kneecap and stole the ball.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Aug-12

DW (GSDogwalker) said...

It looks like a blue heeler.

I knew it was short tailed but couldn't really get a good look at the face to figure out what kind of a dog it was.

FWIW

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Aug-12

Yes it is a cool trick... and he threw that ball fairly fast too!

FWIW

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Aug-13

Sol would have stolen the ball or D’Lilah?

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Aug-13

They are also called Australian Cattle Dogs.  They are small but a strong force.

bearshandler

From: bearshandler

Aug-13

I’d have to ask how he taught it. I’d guess he probably captured some behaviors.

bearshandler

From: bearshandler

Aug-13

D’Lilah. Sol would have just laughed hysterically.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Aug-13

I'm not really sure, but he could have started by just having the dog hold the bat in his mouth and thrown the ball slowly so that it would hit the bat. After anywhere from a couple of times to many times of repeating that, he could have walked further away, threw the ball a little faster and just worked from there.

You saw the dog actually swinging that bat before he threw the ball wanting him to throw it. I have no idea how long it might have taken to train him but that is a class act dog to say the least!

Kudos to the owner!

FWIW

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

Aug-14

Yes, they are both predictable, Haha.

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