We had to teach Doppler and Virga both how to catch food. Doppler figured it out with a tennis ball first and we made a huge freakin' deal about and he figured out that it made us deliriously happy when he caught stuff. He's gotten more paranoid recently so he doesn't do it all the time. But Virga will only catch stuff if you drop it from right over top of her. If you toss it to her she'll do the same thing as PB. She'll cringe away from it and then look at me all hurt and everything. It's pretty funny. Then she'll scarf whatever it was of course!Oooh were gonna try treats on toes. PB does treat on nose pretty well. Trying to teach her to flip it off & catch it. But poor thing can't catch ANYTHING! She just let's it hit her in the face! Then states at you like, "why are you throwing things at me Mama?"
you might be ready to move to target an object. FWIW with a basset a target stick works better than the hand fpr heeling or loose leash training because you don't need to bend downi know a little bit of hand-nose targeting because my teacher Mrs. C. taught us a little of that. my person makes me do that when i pull on my leash too much.