I am new as well. However, from what I have read there are two recalls, 1 - Formal Recall: This is where you want the dog to come directly and post himself (SIT), directly in front of you; used mostly for show / schutzhund type exercises. Then there is "Informal"; you still want a solid and quick return to you, but not necessarily to sit directly in front of you. This is mostly for normal daily activities and when you just want him/her to come to you for any reason (even just to pat 'em on the head). What I think is also important is your recall command. It should be clear and consistent so as not to confuse him/her. When I took my GSD to Obedience Training they taught us that the dogs name is his recall command (informal). And the "Here" command is very formal for Schutzhund. So we never use "Dogs Name" + Here...this could confuse the dog.
Again, I am also new, kinda. Still learning and trying to help where I can. If I gave some wrong poop..I'm sure the more experienced owners will straighten my mess up
Slow is smooth, Smooth is Fast...
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