So I've basically been training Cookie to come to me using the word 'Cookie'.
I think she gets the gist of it but I have a few problems:
1. When I randomly call her she would come into my view and then check to see if I'm holding any treats. And if there are none she would continue to stand there or go back to whatever she was doing. How do I successfully fade out the treats?
2. Everyone in my family (including myself) kind of overuse the word. We all know that we're not supposed to until she learns to recall 100% although sometimes we just forget. Should we use another word, and if so, what? Not 'come' I think we've already soiled that word.
Thanks, any advice and suggestions are greatly appreciated.