When I lived in a TH I used to keep baby gates in my car. If I saw a tennis court or a tot lot open, I would block off the openings and let my dog run around.
I also would attach a long clothesline and let my dog run like ****. If he got too far away for my comfort I could easily catch up to him and grab the end.
ETA: Just read that you are working on recall. I never did the "come" command when my dog was off leash until we had mastered it at the end of a long leash......My trainer told me never to let my dog have the opportunity to fail. So, if I called him off leash and he didn't come----I only taught him that he doesn't have to obey me.
I got a dog for my husband. It was a good trade.
Athena and Zeus
LILLY and RUDY
In Memory of MADISON, The King 12/89-6/04
In Memory of JAKE, The Perfect Dog 9/01-11/02
Last edited by M&J; 10-11-2011 at 06:46 PM.