If you train only one thing ...
... make it a rock solid recall.
Dogs who don't come back get little or no time off the leash. But even running for miles on a leash simply does not get your dog enough of the unrestrained work-out they get when they play with other like-minded dogs. Freely interacting with other dogs is key to your dog's mental health.
A dog with pent up energy and frustrated social needs can become a nightmare to handle, and may become impossible to train. Contrary to some information found on the internet, ALL dogs can be taught to come back reliably, even sighthounds like whippets and greyhounds.
It's easiest if you can start with a puppy, but even older dogs can learn this essential behaviour.
Find out how DeltaDogz can help you train your dog!
- Teaching your dog to come when called, by the ASPCA
- Ten Rules for a Really Reliable Recall by Pawsitive Foundations Dog Training
- Really Reliable Recall, by Pamela Dennison
- Choosing to Come When Called by Aidan Bindoff
- How to exercise the dog who doesn't come back, by Daniela Pelgrim
Books and DVDs
"Really Reliable Recall" DVD by Leslie Nelson
Leslie Nelson's approach forms the backbone of our "Just Come Back" recall course. It's not hard to do, and surprisingly effective in those situations where your dog seems deaf to all else!
DeltaDogz - Training for Life!
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