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Question on teaching a holding task

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Charlie- Chaplin

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Barked: Thu Feb 14, '13 9:55am PST 
Just wondering if anyone who's taught their dog to hold objects and bring them, did you encounter a chewing problem at first?

When I trained Baby he never felt the need to chew or be rough with items when he picked them up and brought them over.

Chaplin, on the other hand, seems to have an oral fixation and insists on chewing/being rough with what I ask him to get... Anyone know how to counter this?
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