Approximately 6 weeks ago, I got an 18 month old Labradoodle who I am minding for a friend for the next two years.
He has been to puppy school and 90% of the time is fantastic. He will sit, stay, come, lay down, shake hands etc etc. He is good on the lead and doesn't bark.
The problem is that he blatently ignores me at times, and just wants to play. For example you call him to come or try and pat him and he will go crazy running around the back yard, or stand about two metres away and the second you move go crazy.
We walk/jog him 5-6Kms every day in different locations for variety, give him plenty of attention and pats, toys and bones etc.
It is most frustrating when we try to get him at night, it will take 45 minutes of trying to get him so we can bring him in. I have tried treats, toys, ignoring him etc and they work once or twice and then he is smart enough to not fall for it again.
I try to get him to come and when he finally does -reward him with pats, treats and not take him inside straight away.