Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Carolina
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Karen, Is so right, dogs with strong prey find furry creatures roaming about irresistible, it's not the training goes out the window, sometimes the call is stronger. One of my friends who's dog is an excellect obedience dog, ran off the trail and got a squirrel...it happened so quick...we were shocked, but the look on her dog's face...wish I had my camera...he dropped it. I always use the leash in areas where there are a lot of critters.
We always practice recall at home, these days it's reinforcement. I have a long hall up stairs I take one at a time and spend about 10 to 15 minutes, we are practicing fronts, but when I first got them just recalls were what we practiced, after awhile we started doing it all over the house, then the yard, in the front yard I used a long line with Yogi at first (did not trust him). We also have a reliable stay, I have had to use this when people are walking a leash reactive dog by our house...it allows me to calmly walk over and take my dogs collar and quitely walk them away.
Robbie, Boo Boo, Yogi, and Misty's human.
Poohkey miss you, monkey.