Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern Illinois
Platz on recall
I am having a small problem getting Lisl to platz on recall immediately upon giving the command.
She will take anywhere from 3 to 10 steps before she will platz.
She seems to go down faster with a hand signal combined with the verbal command, but I would like her to platz immediately upon the command.
I don't seem to be able to make her understand that she can't come back to me immediately when I say so.
She is great doing a platz while at heel walking or when on the way out to a retrieve she will go down immediately.
If I give her the 'STAY' command while coming back on a recall she will stop and immediately platz without the command.
What have I done wrong?
I taught her to 'STAY' immediately upon command and she will stop like a statue. This was mainly for her safety and not for any obedience requirement.
Did my teaching her to stay upon recall or going outbound get so ingrained into her that I can't get her to platz without giving her the stay command first???
I think I'm as confused as Lisl is.
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