I did not teach Rush to do this: Rush retrieves. He woke up this morning and the whole behavior chain was there. He sits until I throw the ball. He goes after it. He brings it to me and drops it into my hands (sometimes he likes to tug a bit as he drops it).
Yesterday was a busy busy day for Rush. Elizabeth came to visit with her two corgis. We went to the warehouse. We went to barn time (Rush learned to do the tunnel–with it short and straight, of course). We went to the vet’s and he got thoroughly checked out (17.4 pounds of healthy happy puppy, with good teeth). We went out to dinner with friends and he hung out with us while we ate–and was duly admired by people walking by. He’s very content to lie at my feet and watch people. It’s kind of amazing.
This morning I made this video of him playing with a roll of adding machine paper:
Rush and paper tape