My talented boy!
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  • 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

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  • R

    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.

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  • K

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

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  • 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!

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  • @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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