I am a bit disappointed with recall, nah be honest I am really peeved.
Mags can do everything I ask her at home or out if there are no distractions. If there are, her brain is GONE and she will not recall until she is good and ready. Today she was heading towards an industrial lawnmower in the park and it could have been a disaster.
She is very pack driven, ball and stick driven, food only works if she hasn't eaten for at least 12 hours and will not work when we are out.
I am thinking this based on my reading
>she knows she should come but is choosing not to as we are less interesting that the moving things
>she has a good notion when the run is over and doesn't want it to end
I reward her for coming and try very hard not to sound crabby when she doesn't ( I am sure she knows I am though) she doesn't come for the reward anyway. I have played hide and seek so she can't be sure where I am and never chase her.
I am now beginning to be very tough with her ball ( her true love) and until she comes and sits I will not throw it. She can bring it and place it in my hand if I insist. I am hoping that this will help her switch from gotta chase and run to "oh she wants something"
I can tell from her eyes she is not tuned in when she is on the run or the ball is visible.The drive to chase is ferocious and of course bred into my little farm biddy.- is this likely to work?
She is a pleasure at home and a pain in the butt outside of home and we exercise her twice a day. She is now vastly improved on the lead but recall...ARGHHHH Now she is 7 and a half months wondering if we are now in teenage stage, a mix of gorgeous and aggravating just like my kids were!
I have had no trouble in the past as I had food driven dogs that adored me as the source of yummy stuff. She loves me as the ball thrower!