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    I started Banjo with saying the cue when she was already coming towards me anyway. Then rewarded and praised abundantly. And then took baby steps making it harder. I was lucky though that she tended not to wander too far away from me even when I just got her, so I could let her off the lead and practice lots that way too.

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    I used drive training to get Pohm to come. She was 'yeah, in a minute' type.
    Food didnt lure her, excitement didnt lure her.

    Training in drive has her recall speed the same as the send away. Nice!

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    Thank you Sean and Beloz!
    Bernie - what is drive training/training in drive?

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    as a previously posted- happy tones with Cindy works 99.99%
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    My 5 month old GSD has a fairly good recall. Not so much in the backyard, but when he's out and about with me he seems to find comfort in being near me so he'll come when I call if I sound excited enough.

    I started out using the trigger word "come" when I was sure he'd come (when he knew I had a treat in my hand, when he was already on his way to me, etc) and always made it really pleasant for him to come when called. I never ever called him to punish him and always rewarded him with treats, playing, or some pats if he obeyed.

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    Hooch is not much into food. I have the best treats in my hand and he just rolls his eyes at me.
    I started working with him in a small room and a leash but he is just so not motivated. its so weird he is so obedient when it comes to everything else. he sits when i tell him, he stays, he walks so good. just doesnt COME! i only had him for a month... maybe with time and training it will happen.
    Going to dog classes in 3 weeks so hopefully that will help.

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    define best treats?

    Have you tried sardines? roast chicken? raw beef? skipping a meal?

    If he rolls his eyes at you, what ever it is in your hand is not "best treats" and you should take them back to the shop and ask for your money back.

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    LOL marrow filled somethings... hmmm roast chicken, will try that. he is just not food driven i think.
    Didnt know dogs can have sardines - out of a tin??

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    lol I think Roast Chicken will get the attention of just about any dog!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    jadielee87

    Takes a lot to get the attention of a ball obsessed border collie.

    Yes dogs can have sardines or even dried fish. Soft gooey easy to swallow treats are good for training recalls...

    Beaware - I would never feed my dog more than a half a tin of sardines (in olive oil) at once, as it can mess with their digestion. There are also recipes on the web for making fishy dog treats etc.

    Not sure what "marrow things" are - unless you mean digging actual raw marrow out of a marrow bone - and I thought tinned sardines would be hard to manage.

    My dog also goes wacko for dried slivers of roo - called roo ribbons and sort of soft chicken biscuit strip - a bit like a smacko but made with better ingredients, and she likes dried beef lung and liver - but I have to be careful with those, ie they're best rewards for a nice long sit, or drop, and not so good for rewarding heel and other tricks on the move.

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