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    Question Enclosed Area for Recall Training - Perth

    Hey everyone!

    Im new to this forum and im so glad I found it! Me and my partner have 2 dogs a Shih-tzu x Cairn terrier called Maddie and a German shep x Kelpie called Codie.

    I have a quick question regarding recall training. Maddie has no recall at all, I got her from a shelter and loves me to death indoors but outside wont come. This is ok as I havent tried yet but does anyone know of anywhere in Perth that has a large area fenced off that you can use to aid with this training?

    Thanks so much

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    One of our local parks has old practice cricket nets, I've made good friends with the groundsman and he's ok'd it for me to use. Its particularly good for those dogs doing out and back with dumb-bell or real naughty dogs for recall.

    I don't know anywhere in Perth, others here probably will, but until you do find something you can't go past a long line, it's what I'd start with first anyway.

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    The only 2 dog parks in Perth that I am aware of - the huge one at Whiteman Park, and there is also one called Parmelia Peach Park in Kwinana. I haven't been to the Kwinana one, and only to Whiteman Park a couple of times. It is usually pretty busy so there might be too many distractions.

    As for other suitable fenced off areas, I'm not sure sorry, but I will be following the thread as I'd love to know too.....

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    I live in SA, and sometimes use the public fenced off tennis courts at the end of my street. Dog cannot get out unless I open the gate. Great for training drills. See if you can find some of these tennis courts in your area.

    Also Frosty and I are practicing recall at doggy dinner time. Ie first she had to sit nicely and wait for permission to get her dinner, and now she has to come past it to me and sit nicely...

    The technique and steps are described here. "Triangle of Temptation"
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    Thanks for the tips guys

    Another question, where can you get long leads from? I can only find the 5 meter retractable ones in stores. Is there a good place I can buy a really long one?

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    I would guess a lunging lead from a horse supplies/stock store? No idea how long they make them though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavisy View Post
    Thanks for the tips guys

    Another question, where can you get long leads from? I can only find the 5 meter retractable ones in stores. Is there a good place I can buy a really long one?
    I bought a 10m light horse lunge rope for $15 plus postage. I adore it, I couldn't have bought a better leash. Normally horse supply stores have them, although places like horseland tend to charge more for them.

    Here's the link to the leash I bought, just in case you wanted to check it out.
    "Lunge Line" http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Nylon-Lunge-L...item27ae6d266a

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    I only know of whiteman park. I think we're lacking in the fenced parks department in Perth!

    I have a lunge line too.

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    Nice....iv found a few online horse supplies stores, one as cheap as $10

    Thanks guys

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    I have one for Frosty

    She can get a bit distracted by it when it flaps around in the wind and I also have to use sailing gloves to stop it burning my hands when she nicks off. Don't use it much now.

    Sailing rope might be good too - from boat chandlers - should be lots of those in Perth. And is a bit gentler on the hands - or you get the sailing gloves there (leather palms, open finger tips) to stop the burn.

    If you are using a long line for practice, it works better with two people ie one stands behind the dog holding and managing the long line and you walk in front of it to call it, so the dog is running away from the line holder, not towards the line holder. Otherwise - they can learn recall only applies if the long line is on. It also reduces the line flapping in front of the dog problem. And you don't have your hands full of line, so it's easier to dispense the treats.

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