I just got to the point where I ALMOST trust our Molly girl off leash most of the time. it took a whole year of daily training. I used a long line and just taught her that coming back to me doesn't mean the fun stops-she comes back, gets a treat and some love and then can go back to what she's doing as long as the situation is safe and controlled. After doing this for months she was still not 100% so we used an e collar. she would range a bit and when I got uncomfortable I'd use the tone to get her attention. I've only had to use the stimulus once. Getting their attention is half the battle. Teaching them that coming back to you doesn't always mean the fun stops is the other half IMO. there are a lot of training videos on YouTube about this if you search. I hated the idea of using negative punishment but it was either get control of her or run the risk that she'd get attacked by an animal or bit by a car etc. I always try positive methods first.
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