Happy Recalls

How happy is your dog to come running back to you when you call them?

Think about what motivates your dog. Now think about using that motivator as a reward for coming back to you. Rupert (in the picture) loves his tennis ball so during our training sessions, which happen regularly because even a trained dog needs frequent reminders, we have a game of fetch each time he comes back when called.

Over time we become more exciting than the environment and all of its distractions and so Rupert becomes happy to come back. No shouting, no telling him what to do, we simply ask if he wants to come back for his ball and this is the response we get...