Stella Can Fetch!!!!!!

Stella, who turns 10 months old on July 30th, has been progressing nicely with all of her training!  Other than the unfortunate 4 accidents at Uncle Fred and Auntie Darlene’s….she has not had a single accident in OUR  house.    She’s doing just great with her obedience training too..except for when I undo all that Rob has done by not using the same commands. (Sorry Rob!)

It’s not all work for Miss Stella!  Papa has been working diligently to teach her how to play FETCH!  Our Sadie LOVED Tennis Balls!  She would chase one for hours on end.

Pretty Quick Even at 13.5 years with only Three Good Legs!

Pretty Quick Even at 13.5 years with only Three Good Legs!

We actually had to be really careful with her as she got older.   She would completely forget about her age…her arthritis…and her bum knee when she saw a tennis ball.    We had to limit her FETCH time because she herself didn’t know when to stop.   Stella….is a whole nother thing.  Sadie never had to be taught to FETCH.

Stella has been good with the chasing the ball part, but usually runs right by you instead of dropping the ball at your feet.  Rob’s been working with her on this.  Fortunately for us she is VERY food motivated….makes training easier.  At any given moment you could ask Rob or I to empty out our pockets and you would find dog kibble in them.  She doesn’t even need special treats…..just her regular dog kibble makes her happy!

He starts by getting her all wound up about the ball....

He starts by getting her all wound up about the ball....

He lobbed it to the back of the yard.....(Love it when she sticks her teeny butt up into the air like that!).....

He lobs it into the backyard....(Love it when she sticks her teeny butt up into the air like that!).....

She RACES back to him....leaping and bounding.....

She RACES back to him....leaping and bounding.....

Then she sometimes drops it near your feet.....

Then she sometimes drops it near your feet.....

Treat please?  Treat?  You have a Treat for Me??? Please?

"Treat please? Treat? You have a Treat for Me??? Please?"

Sometimes she gets distracted by a good smell....

Sometimes she gets distracted by a good smell....

Sometimes she forgets what shes doing....and leave the ball in a random spot in the yard.

Sometimes she forgets what she's doing....and leaves the ball in a random spot in the yard.

 

All in all....shes doing really well...and loves running in her backyard.

All in all....she's doing really well...and loves running in her backyard.

I think she mostly does it for the kibbles and to keep Papa entertained!

I think she mostly does it for the kibbles and to keep Papa entertained!

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2 responses to “Stella Can Fetch!!!!!!

  1. Pingback: Stella the Schnoodle! - Pet Forums Community

  2. She is adorable! And I’m sure she’ll pick up the finer points of the game eventually. 🙂

    My Cupid is a fetchaholic.

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