My talented boy!

I've made a few short videos of Perry retrieving objects by name. He's pretty good, although he prefers to throw them at me rather than handing them to me!

http://vid11.photobucket.com/albums/a179/eeeefarm/Basenji/MVI_7261.mp4

http://vid11.photobucket.com/albums/a179/eeeefarm/Basenji/MVI_7263.mp4

He will also go find something that is in another room.

http://vid11.photobucket.com/albums/a179/eeeefarm/Basenji/MVI_7267.mp4

Very Cute!
My dear departed B,Thunder had over 100 toys.
He knew every one and would do this also.
He passed away in 2003 way before utube,etc.
I wish I could have gotten it on video.
He was the love of my life and left me way to young.

How civilized! I can't imagine getting Lela or Binti to do that.

Cara knows the names for about a dozen of her's (OH NO mr bill, hedgie, etc). It is so fun when they'll get what you ask for. Loved the happy responses to you!

@kjdonkers:

How civilized! I can't imagine getting Lela or Binti to do that.

You would be surprised! I taught him "pick it up" with clicker training. It's a very useful generic command. You add the names of things as you go. Getting him to bring the item to me was a natural progression, starting with insisting he give it to me to "earn" his reward. Increasing distance gradually leads to a very good retrieve! Perry works best just before his supper time. He knows when he gets it right, dinner will be served. Motivation! 🙂

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