|10-25-2013 09:10 AM|
The e-collar is the answer to your problem. I know there will be na-sayers.
But the fact is they work. If the dog doesn't respond after any command
he has been trained on, you just give them a little tingle. I have my boy Dex
as sharp as a razor with this method.
|10-20-2013 07:02 PM|
|10-20-2013 06:55 PM|
|Shade||I agree it's a ton of repetition with a long leash and tons of treats and praise, then keeping always in mind to NEVER use that recall command to call them back and punish them.|
|10-20-2013 06:50 PM|
Thanks for the suggestion - I didn't even know there was such a thing as that martingale collar. I'll get one.
|10-20-2013 05:09 PM|
when you work on recall it has to be fun fun fun. never reprimand or scold when calling your dog back or else it wont want to come. if your dog is chewing on your shoe and you call her back, dont scold her for chewing your shoe but act silly and praise her for coming back. also dont call her every 5 minutes. right now the environment is fun and you are the no fun lady. easy choice for the dog. work on engagement with your dog. once your dog thinks you are the most fun thing in the world, she will not only come but she will come running with excitement.
|10-20-2013 03:47 PM|
|llombardo||My oldest that isn't a GSD would back out of the collar any time she had the opportunity, she has been wearing a martingale for 8 years.|
|10-20-2013 03:34 PM|
|10-20-2013 02:54 PM|
|llombardo||First find something she can't get out of. You can get a very high value treat, tell Molly come and reward. Repeat a million times and reward. Wean off treats and move to just praise after a while.|
|10-20-2013 02:38 PM|
Coming when called
So Molly comes when called during training drills when she knows she will get a reward at some point, but if she accidentally gets loose during walks she refuses to obey 'come'. Last time it happened she only came back because I slipped in some mud and fell on my face, screamed, and she came running to protect me. I never let her off leash but her neck muscles are just so powerful she can wrench her way out of pretty much anything I use.
What should I do?