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12-05-2013 12:54 AM
boomer11 teaching the recall (or any command) is easy. proofing around distractions is the hard and humbling part.
12-04-2013 10:03 PM
Baillif Yeah I did the same thing. It places the onus of responsibility for who keeps an eye on whom more on the puppy. They don't realize you're hiding from them they just assume you are lost and are unreliable so they start watching you like a hawk.
12-04-2013 09:53 PM
David Winners I like a combination of long line training with positive reinforcement and restrained recalls.

I also like to take puppies in the woods and when they get interested something, hide behind a tree. They get a little stressed, but learn to pay attention to you and keep you in mind while roaming.

David Winners
12-04-2013 09:39 PM
MichaelE One more thing about teaching come, never ever, ever discipline a dog after you have called him and he comes.

That is the fastest way to lose their trust.
12-04-2013 09:19 PM
Sunflowers
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Originally Posted by TotalTurtles View Post
I take my GSD puppy, Chief, outside alot and sometimes he runs off or sniffs other people. Hes small enough to the point whrre I can just pick him up and carry him, but I would like to teach him as a pup so later in his life when hes heavy I can just say come or sit and he will obey. Thanks!
Ah, I remember when Hans was little enough that I would carry him like a football.

The easiest way to do this is attach your puppy to a long lead, say "Come!" and begin reeling him in. Praise and have a party when he gets to you. Repeat, repeat, repeat.

Never say "come" unless you are sure you can enforce it. You do not want the puppy to learn that he can ignore you.

For sit, I just lured him into position with treats. He learned it very quickly.
12-04-2013 09:15 PM
TotalTurtles
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Leerburg Dog Training | The Power of Training Dogs with Markers

Take a look here for an overview.

The sit command is fairly easy request wise but a really solid off leash recall is going to take some work and a little bit of base knowledge first.
Thanks! I do that, I just didnt know that was what it was called.
12-04-2013 09:13 PM
TotalTurtles
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The treat is the reward for doing so.
OH haha i know what that is then. I just didnt know that was what it was called. Thanks!
12-04-2013 08:55 PM
MichaelE Lisl and I went outside so she could do her business and she saw a dog that lives two blocks up the street. Lisl is very territorial and she took off after this dog and chased it up the sidewalk a block and a half.

Lisl came back the second time I called LISL, COME!

I was really proud of her. That is the longest distance I've ever recalled a GSD.
12-04-2013 08:49 PM
MichaelE A marker is a signal that the dog has done something correctly. The treat is the reward for doing so.

Timing is everything with this method so the dog does not misinterpret what it is you want or expect.

I used a clicker, praise, and treats to teach recall to Lisl.

I had her on a 30' training lead when teaching her this.
12-04-2013 08:21 PM
Baillif Leerburg Dog Training | The Power of Training Dogs with Markers

Take a look here for an overview.

The sit command is fairly easy request wise but a really solid off leash recall is going to take some work and a little bit of base knowledge first.
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