Rachel has week two of a six week retrieve class today.  She has been taking plastic, metal and wooden dumbells along with cotton gloves quickly on a first cue of "Take It" and holding them for at least 3 seconds - until given the "Give" cue.  I am now working on stimulus control with her.  In other words, she is not supposed to take the dumbell until I ask her to do so.  She seems to understand at home and I am anxious to see if she can generalize to Betsy's building.  Unfortunately, Betsy canceled today's class.  Instead, Rachel went to visit Superpetz.  I bought Santa hats on clearance for 83 cents including tax ;-)