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Old 30-06-2019, 07:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This all makes sense actually because Ruby seems to like it most when I’ve thrown her ball into the long grass. She loves running and bouncing into it, especially when she can’t see where it’s gone she is very happy. So again thank you for the advice I can get one of the dummy toys (she has a stuffed cuddly pheasant which is her favourite bed time toy) so I’ll get a more durable one of them to throw into the long grass. Sometimes when I throw the ball into short grass she doesn’t even bother chasing it now, as it’s boring, so I’ve been throwing it into long grass on purpose
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Old 30-06-2019, 08:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've got a variety of dummies, I'd hazard a guess, 18 to 20 dummies! Different types and sizes for different uses. Dummies as heavy as 3lbs down to little "Hand grenade" size. different colours, green disappears in grass and orange in dead leaves, so I can make a retrieve harder or easier simplybyusing a different colour dummy. Some in my car and some in my truck, (although I do swap dummies according to what I'm doing on any particular training session.) This is one place where you can buy dummies, although there are plenty of others. A 1lb dummy is the most useful.

https://www.hilost.co.uk/store/c2/Canvas_Dummies.html
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:35 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I’ve ordered a 1lb dummy for her, have gone for orange for now as thought green would be too difficult to start with
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Dogs eyes see things rather differently to ours. The photoreceptors in the eye are made up of two different kinds, called Rods and Cones. Rods are better than cones in low light conditions, but do not see colour. Cones are what allows us to see colour. We have more cones than dogs, but they have more rods. So we see colours better but they see better in the dark. Imagine the colour on your TV turned down to almost, (but not quite) black and white. But even that is not quite what a dog sees. Imagine a colour blind person, they see some colours but not others, or more likely they see a colour but cannot distinguish shades of that colour, (I'm one of those.) Dogs see green rather better than orange. Some people then say that orange is harder to find. But that's not true. OK they don't see orange, they see it as white or light grey, so in fact they do show up well against the green grass! But then again, the dog's nose is so good that it follows the scent onto the dummy and really only uses it's eyes for the last little distance. So when throwing the dummy into cover think which way the wind is blowing, because that can be use to make it easier or harder.
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