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11-28-2012 09:44 PM
Jo Ellen I'm working on the hotdog recall Only time he ever gets hotdogs.
11-28-2012 06:05 PM
runnershigh108 Thank you for the help everybody. I used the toy technique. Everytime she comes in the door after i say inside we have a good 30 second tug session. She loves it. I should post a video because if I say inside now her ears perk up and she come screaming to the door knowing a tug session is in order. Only took 6 pup. Thank you everyone again!
11-23-2012 05:04 AM
bianca My pup (13 months) started doing this a few months ago too. I started giving him a high value treat everytime he comes inside. Now he comes in but doesn't always want to go out!!!
11-23-2012 01:20 AM
codmaster Regardless of what method that you use, BE SURE that you praise her EVERY time that you get her and she is close to you. Even if you have to reel her in with the long line, praise and toys and treats to her - EVERY TIME>

Even if it kills you because she wouldn't come when called!!!!!!!

BTW - I would also use the COME command outside - just do it in other places in the yard, not just by the door. I.E. call her when you are in the middle of the yard - she comes (however) and you praise her and/or toys and/or treats - then the big reward - let her go and play some more so she doesn't associate Come with "Funs over"
This worked VERY well with my sometimes reluctant recall.
11-23-2012 12:31 AM
BowWowMeow I recently helped a 92 year old woman who was having the same problem with her dog. Her dog wouldn't come in at night and was disturbing the neighbors b/c she was barking.

Basically, I told her that the reward for coming in had to be greater than the reward for staying out. We came up with a new command and started working on it inside. The reward was steak. Then we transferred it to outside, using the same reward. She is having 100% success now!
11-23-2012 12:21 AM
Atticus5 I was having an issue with recall the last few weeks.
As the last comment mentioned, a squeaky ball works well for some.
I have a ball with a very loud squeak that he is not allowed to play with.
I squeak it for recall then give Atticus a treat. We have worked with this at home when he is in the yard and also off leash at the park. He responds really well and comes right away. After a few times with this, I gave treats only every other time or so and eventually no treats just the squeak and lots of praise.
Good luck!
11-22-2012 11:19 PM
Bama4us Everyone has given great advice, but I would not leave a long lead on her when she is unattended. Try showing Gem the tug toy, act like your tugging yourself, I bet she won't turn down a game of tug! If she has a favorite treat, try that also. My Bear is addicted to squeaky balls and he'll bust his butt getting to me when he hears it squeak. Gem might just do the same when she sees the tug toy. Good luck with Gem!
11-22-2012 10:36 PM
runnershigh108 thanks everyone, great advice. She is really good with the come command as long as I am not standing by the door to come inside. I don't want to associate Come with going inside every time I call her to come. That is why I use the "inside" command. I'll leave a lead on her so i can catch her and see if that works as well as the tug toy once she is inside. Hopefully she will associate coming inside with something positive.
11-22-2012 10:11 PM
katieliz cash can be kinda obstinate sometimes too, so i wimp out and use the "c" word, i.e., "hey bud, wanna cookie???" cookie does it every time, lolol.

agree with the long line and retrieving her if she doesn't come, but i'd teach her the word cookie too, lolol...(my cookies are tiny bones which don't overload 'em with calories).
11-22-2012 10:08 PM
Wild Wolf Buy a long, long line. If she doesn't come, you'll get her and make her come. Work on training for a solid recall.
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