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Hello Adam:
I have a chocolate Labrador Retriever (very active) that is being trained (in OPEN class now) and he seems to be regressing since we are working on retrieving.

He retrieves very well with the dumbbell, etc., but other dogs in the class do not. And they bring toys for their retrieval work.

My problem is that my dog is just "overcome" with these toys and isn't paying close attention to me. He goes after THEIR toy many times instead of HIS dumbbell.

He knows the command "look" or WATCH ME" but serious corrections don't even deter his disobedience on this toy-retrieval.
HELP! How should I handle this?

Thank you!

Dear Mary:

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