I've been working on Mia picking up non-tennis ball objects and retrieving them. Here's where we're at. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkk-o960Rng&list=UUEMit_X89sKygjypdATGzYQ&feature=share&index=2 [YOUTUBE]Zkk-o960Rng[/YOUTUBE] I'd like to work on holding items till released but she spits them out right away which is why I introduced the box to try to get her to not just bite and spit out. That's working but I still can't get her to take it from my hand then just hold it. Also we work on all 4 in the box a lot so she does that still sometimes, lol. Also want to brag. Not very long ago she wouldn't play tug in the presence of balls and food. [YOUTUBE]HYV_tpJZ1ZI[/YOUTUBE] Improvement!