I’m so proud of young Moss. I never spent any time teaching him to retrieve, other than play time. I used the words “get it” and “bring it here” when we play. (He has even learned the words “look back” and “find it.”)
The other day, he found a beaded earring on the floor. Naturally I didn’t want him to chew or swallow it. I asked him to get it and bring it here. HE DID! First time ever. Naturally he got fussed over and made to feel like a very special dog, which he is!