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    We're getting there with our recall. Batty is just 5 months old (literally just )

    Every time I say Batty, Come, and he comes he is rewarded - same thing for when I whistle. No matter what is going on or how frustrated I am he is rewarded like it's christmas.

    He is learning that the word "Come" means race back to mum and something awesome will happen. Sometimes it's a rousing game of tug and wrestles, sometimes it's an awesome treat and sometimes it's to have a huge fuss made of him. Whichever I have handy at the time. It is imperative that you ALWAYS make it positive!

    I also have two back ups. The first is "Hey Batty, Are you Hungies?" which is what I say to him just before sorting dinner out, and the second is Batty, Do you want a Treat??".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I say..."you want a lollie" and I have 3 dogs sitting nicely....waiting....
    Completely OT and my apologies to the OP, but Cleas, Eddie looks GORGEOUS in that photo in your sig!!!

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    thanks ill give that a go, how long should i train im for.. wont he get bored after awhile

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    How old is he now?

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    I call Batty to me randomly when he is awake throughout the day and night I don't disturb his sleep though

    I don't think I've ever done a solid block of recall training though, perhaps someone else here can give a better idea than me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    How old is he now?
    1 year and 3 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleasanta View Post
    can i ask...what state are you in?
    nsw

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    So he's not a baby.

    Smaller sessions of say 10 minutes at a time work far better than long sessions. But always end on a positive note, no matter how good or bad he has done. End with him getting it right, so to speak. After training, maybe a treat and a great play session with you would be ideal. That way he relates training as a great thing with his favourite reward at the end of it - YOU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Ok...your dog is an AmStaff X right?
    somethign along the lines of that... not 100% sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    So he's not a baby.

    Smaller sessions of say 10 minutes at a time work far better than long sessions. But always end on a positive note, no matter how good or bad he has done. End with him getting it right, so to speak. After training, maybe a treat and a great play session with you would be ideal. That way he relates training as a great thing with his favourite reward at the end of it - YOU.
    ok thanks

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