Here is a short video of Bosley and his dumbbell work. The angle of the video is not great because I couldn't find a good place for the camera where nothing was in the way, but it gives you some idea of how he is doing. This video will be very boring for those who have dogs who are natural retrievers, but for me it is very exciting.
I am still keeping the dumbbell work very fun for him, with lots of cheering him on, play and cookies. I am not asking for formal fronts or finishes - I just ask that he holds the dumbbell until I ask him to release it. All I am looking for right now is enthusiasm when it comes to the dumbbell.
I am very pleased with Bosley's progress. Only a couple of months ago he would not even touch the dumbbell.