We would like to wish all our human and canine customers a very happy new year. Hopefully we will be out of lockdown soon so we can welcome all our dogs back to daycare, classes and the grooming salon.
Recall is one of the most important things you can teach your dog. Having a dog that will reliably come back when you call, no matter what maybe distract them is very important if you intend on letting them off leash.
Recall is one of the most important things you can teach your dog. Having a dog that will reliably come back when you call, no matter what maybe distract them is very important if you intend on letting them off leash. When you start recall training with your dog, it is important to start slowly and build it slowly. Just because your dog comes every time you call when they are confined in your garden does not mean that their recall is 100% when out in the park or road and they are faced with numerous distraction like other dogs etc. Recall is very important for a number of reasons, maybe your dog is approaching another dog who does not want to interact and your dog had misread the signals. This could lead to injury or worse. Being able to recall your dog near a busy road is very important. As if you have to run after them, they may think it’s a game and end up in the road. If your dog gets spooked and decides to run away, being able to recall them could save them from being hurt or possibly lost. Having a dog who is 100% reliable on recall takes a lot of time and patient. You need to start your dogs recall reliability in a small enclosed area and build up to big enclosed areas before you try in an open area.