www.youtube.com These are my girlies, Calisto (the fetching one) and Isis (the one that steals the food). The above link is to an even cuter and more close up vid of Calisto fetching. The thing she is fetching is a pen cap. I reward her with peas or cheerios. As to how I taught her that, well, I dunno really. I started by throwing the pen cap and rewarding her when she chased it (which she did naturally because she is a curious little thing) and then she started picking it up and trying to hide it in her hoarding spot under the bookshelves. So I positioned myself in front of the bookshelf and started snatching it off her when she tried to run past, and giving her a cheerio. So she soon got the idea: Bring the pen cap, receive a food item! At first I did have to tie a string to the pen cap and pull it along towards me, to help her get the idea (I throw the pen cap, and if the pen cap comes back to me, she will get food) Yea, it was kind of a really cool accident…
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