Even at the end of one of these fiendishly fast recalls, R skids to a halt before running into me!
I do some of our training in the evenings, instead of the longish evening hike that we usually take when K is healthy. I train the Duo together. One dog holds a down-stay while I work with the other. I switch between them frequently. Below, the Duo was in training position, except that R appears to have dozed off.
Really, no object is too tough for K to pick up. R is learning fast, partly because he's jealous that his sister can do things that he can't. I'm focusing on hard plastic objects with R right now and saving the metal ones for a little later. No worries - he's a genius so I'm sure that he'll be picking up hammers and wrenches before I know it!
Training my dogs is so much fun. It is a surprise gift of K's convalescence that I resumed playing training games with the dogs almost every evening.