Border collies and tennis ball launchers…match made in heaven

Well, today I get to train a border collie to activate it’s new tennis ball launcher. Yep, self directed tennis ball fetching for a border collie. We probably won’t get it completed today because there are so many steps but this dog is on it’s way to fetch nirvana.

If you are interested here are the steps:

Drop tennis ball in the holding hopper

Have dog move to the launch button on the launcher

Press launch button to launch ball(s)

Repeat until utter exhaustion.

Sounds fun huh!

Here is a short video from youtube of a dog doing a similar job.

Border Collie and tennis ball launcher

And this one with the whole routine:

Lab doing retrieve and drop for tennis ball launcher