HRCH Scaupgetters Tarnation QAA
HR Blackie 2 CGN, WCI
"Donít cry because itís over. Smile because it happened."
The reward here is play. The behavior being rewarded is the dog's continued attention/engagement. The other behaviors he does are completely secondary. Notice... no distractions in the room.
Thanks for all the great info. I usually have a 6 ft lead on him when he is retrieving bumpers. My spot was distraction free until it warmed up.