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    Talking Bosses Recall YAY

    I thought we had just lost the dog! Was doing some training while the dinner was cooking and he kids watching deal or no deal (don't ask! They love it). I was working with him and not running out the front when i open the front door. so we have him sitting on his bed, coming to the door when called, following me too and from the letter box.... all perfect, as long as another dog doesn't bark! Then his ears go up and he is off to find said dog, over the wall around the front yard! I shouted "Boss NO! Come!" and he came back!!! Good Dog!!! So he does have a good recall! I wasn't game enough to try it! LOL Woot for my good training! I rock!

    I went out again after that with him in the front yard and played, and whistled when i wanted him to come in and he came straight in! i had to check if it was a fluke! haha

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    You can't judge his recall based on one successful recall as it takes a lot of practice, perserverance and patience to ensure a dog has a reliable recall, however good on you for practising recall with your dog.

    What you can do for extra recall practice whilst ensuring his safety, is put him on a long line (long piece of rope will do if you don't have a specific long line) and let him run out in front of you and then call come and if he comes back to you on the come command, then reward him with a treat as this will encourage him to want to come back to you for the reward. If he doesn't come back to you, you can reel him in on the long line (rope), thus ensuring your dog's safety.

    When training my youngsters in recall, I always used an excited voice to get their attention and make them want to come back to me, plus the added bonus of a treat. You can wean them off the treats by replacing the treats with lots of praise and pats and fussing and fawning over them to show them how happy you are they came back to you. The most important thing when training recall is NOT to get mad if they don't come back and start screaming at them, which is a pretty natural reaction that you normally do out of fear as you are scared they will bugger off and may run onto the road, if not restrained by a lead or long line. Always make them want to come back to you, not to be scared to come back.

    Once you have perfected the recall using the long lead and you are pretty confident with his recall, then you can start testing his recall without the long line, but make sure you do this in an enclosed area or an area that is not close to roads or too many distractions for starters. As his recall improves, you can then practice in areas where there are distractions.

    Many people struggle with recalls with their dogs and don't perservere or even try recall training them if the dog thumbs their nose at the owner and continues on its merry way bouding up the street or thru a park.

    Training your dog to have a good reliable recall, can literally save its life one day, so its great you have begun practicing recall with your dog and keep at it, but ensure you dog is attached to a long line for his safety and your peace of mind, until he has a reliable recall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3+dog View Post
    I thought we had just lost the dog! Was doing some training while the dinner was cooking and he kids watching deal or no deal (don't ask! They love it). I was working with him and not running out the front when i open the front door. so we have him sitting on his bed, coming to the door when called, following me too and from the letter box.... all perfect, as long as another dog doesn't bark! Then his ears go up and he is off to find said dog, over the wall around the front yard! I shouted "Boss NO! Come!" and he came back!!! Good Dog!!! So he does have a good recall! I wasn't game enough to try it! LOL Woot for my good training! I rock!

    I went out again after that with him in the front yard and played, and whistled when i wanted him to come in and he came straight in! i had to check if it was a fluke! haha
    I am glad he returned home safely.....keep it up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Labsrule View Post
    You can't judge his recall based on one successful recall as it takes a lot of practice, perserverance and patience to ensure a dog has a reliable recall, however good on you for practising recall with your dog.

    What you can do for extra recall practice whilst ensuring his safety, is put him on a long line (long piece of rope will do if you don't have a specific long line) and let him run out in front of you and then call come and if he comes back to you on the come command, then reward him with a treat as this will encourage him to want to come back to you for the reward. If he doesn't come back to you, you can reel him in on the long line (rope), thus ensuring your dog's safety.

    When training my youngsters in recall, I always used an excited voice to get their attention and make them want to come back to me, plus the added bonus of a treat. You can wean them off the treats by replacing the treats with lots of praise and pats and fussing and fawning over them to show them how happy you are they came back to you. The most important thing when training recall is NOT to get mad if they don't come back and start screaming at them, which is a pretty natural reaction that you normally do out of fear as you are scared they will bugger off and may run onto the road, if not restrained by a lead or long line. Always make them want to come back to you, not to be scared to come back.

    Once you have perfected the recall using the long lead and you are pretty confident with his recall, then you can start testing his recall without the long line, but make sure you do this in an enclosed area or an area that is not close to roads or too many distractions for starters. As his recall improves, you can then practice in areas where there are distractions.

    Many people struggle with recalls with their dogs and don't perservere or even try recall training them if the dog thumbs their nose at the owner and continues on its merry way bouding up the street or thru a park.

    Training your dog to have a good reliable recall, can literally save its life one day, so its great you have begun practicing recall with your dog and keep at it, but ensure you dog is attached to a long line for his safety and your peace of mind, until he has a reliable recall.
    *sigh* well there goes my good mood...
    why is it that there happens to be a new person on here and you all automatically decide they are dim and dont know how to train a dog?!
    I have done those things at home in our front and back yard in a local small park and in a dog park on a quiet day. today i chose a time of day when i know the traffic is very quiet (none)and decided to do some training... off the lead (i have a loooong training lead). I had to do it at some point!

    Seriously OMG!

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    Great work, Ruby is the same. Great recall in a normal stting, distraction and off she goes!! haha
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    Emergency recalls work best when you train them lots in controlled conditions where the dog always gets it right, and only use it - in an emergency...

    I think Labsrule is trying to be helpful. Sometimes it's hard when you don't have enough context from the OP to know the whole of it.

    I'm with hachna - keep working on it, it's an every day thing to maintain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Emergency recalls work best when you train them lots in controlled conditions where the dog always gets it right, and only use it - in an emergency...

    I think Labsrule is trying to be helpful. Sometimes it's hard when you don't have enough context from the OP to know the whole of it.

    I'm with hachna - keep working on it, it's an every day thing to maintain.
    EVERYTHING is an everyday thing for training. sit stay drop roll come fetch walk gentle..... training a dog isn't "oh he has done it once and he can do it".
    we ventured to the park today then did some off lead recall work today with my eagle eye watching for other dogs and he was perfect! VERY proud of how well he is going Hubby comes home tomorrow, so ill be showing off his abilities!! with hubby home we'll do more training with more distractions. I have just had knee surgery so cant run atm so have to be very careful. His on lead recall is 99% there. Off lead so far has been 100%... but we have not done much and with only small distractions.... more work needed, of course. But as a first couple of days he's doing great!

    I understand she may of been trying to be helpful, but there is also treating someone like a total novice and talking to them like they know nothing and is a dumb arse! Im sorry but IM DOING WELL and SO IS HE! Just because I dont do agility (although i would LOVE to) I dont show my dog, and im not a "trainer" doesnt mean i cant have a go and do it myself.... and succeed!

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    You are a trainer. Maybe not a professional one but you train more than most people I meet at the off lead (unfenced) parks.

    And I will admit that having learned a lot about professional trainer methods, I'm not too thrilled with how my dog club runs beginner classes. Sigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3+dog View Post
    *sigh* well there goes my good mood...
    why is it that there happens to be a new person on here and you all automatically decide they are dim and dont know how to train a dog?!
    I have done those things at home in our front and back yard in a local small park and in a dog park on a quiet day. today i chose a time of day when i know the traffic is very quiet (none)and decided to do some training... off the lead (i have a loooong training lead). I had to do it at some point!

    Seriously OMG!
    Seriously OMG get over yourself and keep practicising those recalls, you may get it one day but wait, of course you will, as you already know it all and how dare someone try to give you some advice, but wait, of course I was meant to know that you know it all, but apologies for not being a mind reader, as the scarce details in your original post did not include any insight into your history of recall training with your dog.

    Off to check if this forum has a "ignore user" option and I suggest you do the same, as we will both be a lot happier remaining ignorant of each other's future posts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Emergency recalls work best when you train them lots in controlled conditions where the dog always gets it right, and only use it - in an emergency...

    I think Labsrule is trying to be helpful. Sometimes it's hard when you don't have enough context from the OP to know the whole of it.

    I'm with hachna - keep working on it, it's an every day thing to maintain.
    Thanks Hyacinth for trying to explain my intention, but as you can see from the OP response to your post, they know everything there is to know about recall training and god forbid anyone that has the audacity to give them some advice.

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