Hi Dopers. My question is two fold.
Background: We have a 1-year-old Cocker spaniel. Her name is Lady. Lady loves her toys. She’s a quick learner, for we’ve (my fiancé and I) have taught her to sit, get-the-ball, get-the-chicken (rubber squeaky toy), get-in-your-cage, and go-outside.
I understand Lady might have too many toys, but she loves them all. She actually plays with them all. Daily I pick them up and put them back in the toy basket. And during the day, Lady brings them out one by one and leaves them scattered in the house.
My hope are to eventually issue an command like “Put them away” and she would run through the house, and pick up each toy and put it in her basket.
What would be the best approach to teach her to put her toys away?
I ask, because after a quick walk through the house my counts are as follows:
1 – regular tennis ball
2 – mini tennis balls
3 – partial eaten rawhide chews
3 – rubber squeaky toys (chicken, fish, ostrich)
Would any dog be able to stay on track for 9 items? :dubious:
Thanks in advance