Successful recall

Use these tips to make sure your recall is always successful (never give up on a recall!): 1) Call your pup to you but as they get close to you throw the treat slightly behind you so that they have to chase and snuffle it out – which adds value to the treat. 2) Little bird – call your pup then hold the treat in your hand as if there is something exciting in there for them to come and look at – they will now become very interested in what you have and come across to see. 3) Call your dog then add an unexpected high-pitched noise, such as “yippee!” as you run a few steps back – irresistible to an interested pup. Use these strategies to increase the motivation for your dog to come to you – which will ensure that every recall is successful and can be rewarded and the cue strengthened.

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