How I start off with recall is:
- Keep them on a short leash
- Run backwards while tugging lightly and calling them to follow (be extremely encouraging).
- When they follow, reward physically with a toy/treat as well as verbal praise, "Good come!!!"
- Practice this even during walks, nature hikes, etc... to help proof the command.
Abby - Jan. 1, 2011 to Dec. 27, 2013
Bandit - Sept. 17, 2012
Rogue - Feb. 14, 2014
"A tired dog is a happy one