I want some opinion, especially the pro's here....please.
I have 2 dogs, that i have had since pups.
As pups, they first learnt to 'follow me' around the garden - off leash
they had the luxury of living rurally, so staying off leash is normal. I have to make a special effort to use a leash with my older 2 dogs.
Now, im no dog trainer, and this could be a load of mumbo jumbo. But i believe, that when i believe the dog will return, when i dont even look to see if its following, it is. When i see and hear my son's doubt, when recalling his dogs, i wonder, he's almost setting this up to fail. Do you think there's anything in, a dog responding to your anticipated outcome, somehow being communicated to the dog.
Or is it that the behaviour of walking out daily, forms a bond, that encourages following?
this is badly formed. Im still mulling it over.