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Old 04-14-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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Save your little one...whistle!

Davetgabby...believe that is his name...posted on the forum....a link to training your dog to a whistle recall. I have sent him a message asking him to post it again.

Wanted to do this because I did what they suggested and am absolutely astounded. Within 2/3 days, at approx. 10 minutes a day, Izzy stops whatever or wherever she is and comes bounding to me. I have hidden in the house went out side when she was in (she has a doggie door) and this dog leaps up and runs to me. It took a lot of nerve, but my DH went into the woods and dropped her lead, I was approx. 1/2 a block away...and she came flying.

I could'nt believe how fast this happened...followed the instructions religiously...but it didn't take that long. Needless to say a whistle hangs by our door and is always around our neck or in our pocket when we take her out.

Really, try it, it works and may save your precious fur pup someday.

A big thank you to Dave.

Have a good day ..... Estelle and Izzy
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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Great news! Congratulations and thansk for sharing!
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:55 PM   #3
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I just bumped up the thread. It is called, "Calling All Havs."
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:00 PM   #4
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Great stuff , glad it's working for you. Here the link. http://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/rec...etting-started

Keep practicing and refresh from time to time. Good for you. TRAINING WORKS lol
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:04 PM   #5
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Davetgabby...believe that is his name...posted on the forum....a link to training your dog to a whistle recall. I have sent him a message asking him to post it again.

Wanted to do this because I did what they suggested and am absolutely astounded. Within 2/3 days, at approx. 10 minutes a day, Izzy stops whatever or wherever she is and comes bounding to me. I have hidden in the house went out side when she was in (she has a doggie door) and this dog leaps up and runs to me. It took a lot of nerve, but my DH went into the woods and dropped her lead, I was approx. 1/2 a block away...and she came flying.

I could'nt believe how fast this happened...followed the instructions religiously...but it didn't take that long. Needless to say a whistle hangs by our door and is always around our neck or in our pocket when we take her out.

Really, try it, it works and may save your precious fur pup someday.

A big thank you to Dave.

Have a good day ..... Estelle and Izzy
Fantastic, and GOOD WORK!!! Just remember that a brilliant recall is always a work in progress. You need to practice it often, with frequent rewards when it ISN'T necessary so that it will be there when you need it in a crunch!

Kodi and I are now working on another important safety cue, and that's the "Drop on Recall". Obviously, you want your dog to come when you call. But what if they have crossed a street, and a car comes along right after you have called them? You want to be able to drop your dog into a down, at a distance, and have them remain there until you call them the rest of the way. It is challenging, but we are getting more distance and a more immediate drop all the time!
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:05 PM   #6
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Go to the other thread and you will see that it is amazing how well it works.
Now is there a link for how to get your little one to potty and come in out of the rain or snoe as quick?
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Go to the other thread and you will see that it is amazing how well it works.
Now is there a link for how to get your little one to potty and come in out of the rain or snoe as quick?
Yup! It's called keep them on leash until the "business" is done!
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:14 PM   #8
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Oh my I was hoping for something that would keep me drier or warmer! LOL
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:19 PM   #9
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Oh my I was hoping for something that would keep me drier or warmer! LOL
That's called a litter box! Seriously, our property (we have over 5 acres) is not fenced and borders woodlands with coyotes. It is not safe for Kodi to be outside unsupervised. During daylight hours he goes out off leash, but always closely supervised, but as soon as it is dark, he ONLY goes out on leash. He gets down to business much faster when he's on leash. He would much rather go outside to potty, but if the weather is really bad, we tell him "Use your box!" He will mutter and huff around a bit, but in the end, he'll give up and use the box.

We aren't as far north as you are, but even here, there are times when the snow is too deep for him to get through until DH has cleared paths for him. At these times, or when it is pouring rain, the litter box is a life saver!!!
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:42 PM   #10
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I can see that it would be a life saver for me too. In the beginning I was reluctant because I thought she would not learn to go out. But as time goes on I think I will start the new puppy with one and maybe izzy would follow suit.

Our yard is fenced but she is afraid in the dark (even though we put up spot lights) and I have to stand out there with her!!! It gets old when it is raining or cold. She stll takes her sweet time in getting down to business.
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