|Barked: Wed Jan 30, '13 1:22pm PST |
|Lily I understand you want a solid recall
But the more you use it, the less value it has, even if you're following up with treats. Over time those special treats won't be special, especially if she gets them a few times a day.
Recall is supposed to be like.. Surprise ice cream! Surprise dessert! Surprise going to the zoo!
If you had dessert after every meal, you wouldnt appreciate it like you do after dinner.
It is almost like, they come to you, get their treat.. and then they get to go back to what they were doing. Same old same old. Nothing too particularly exciting or interesting. It becomes less important to them because it becomes casual and often. Where if you only called them in an emergency they're like "Wow this is out of the ordinary! She never ever calls me back, something exciting must be going on!"
spill a handful of food on the ground (if she likes sniffind) so when you call her, its because you found something cool and exciting!
If she likes toys, put the toy or tennis ball on the ground and call her, show her what you found.. play with her, etc.
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