I have been working on Jenna's recall and she is great at home and even at the beach most of the time. Yesterday, though, it was very windy and she refused to come back. Not sure whether she was just being naughty (she was running towards another dog) or, because of the direction of the wind and the roar of the ocean she couldn't hear me. (I know it's more likely to be the first ) I've tried using a long line but she just keeps getting tangled. I did put the lead straight back on her and we went home.
So I was wondering does anyone use a whistle (I don't mean a dog whistle necessarily just a normal one) to call their dogs back. I thought, I could teach that a treat comes after the blow of the whistle and eventually she might come when I blow the whistle. Would be much easier that trying to shout Jenna in an excited come here kind of way. More often than not it comes out as a high pitched squeal as I lose my voice.
I wish I could do that thing where you put your fingers in your mouth and do a really loud whistle, that would be great but, although my brother tried many times to teach me when I was little, I just could never get the hang of it and ended up with spit all over my fingers