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Practising the “Recall” dog training command

Practising “Recall” in the New Forest. Here I’m training the dogs on a whistle.  Make sure you “condition” the whistle first, blowing the whistle and rewarding your dog with a special treat is what is meant by conditioning. I always make sure I carry lots of treats with me whenever I go out and train. …

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Good behaviour around livestock

The “traffic jam” we encountered on our walk today was a good opportunity to teach the dogs in my care good behaviour around livestock. This involved asking the dogs to “SIT” and focus on me as the ponies walked by. It is very important to control your dogs around livestock as farmers are legally allowed …

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Practising “recall” on a long line

A wonderful walk in the New Forest today practising “recall” on a long line. This gives extra security during training so that you can gently encourage your dog to come back to you should he/she decide not to!  When dogs first came into my care at Ringwood Dogs, I always put them on a long …

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Recall Dog Training. Teaching your Puppy to Come

There is only one reason why anyone’s dog won’t come back when called. It’s because they have found something more interesting! If your dog would rather sniff a lamppost, rummage in a hedgerow, scamper off to meet other dogs or people, or chase someone else’s ball, it’s because they think all those things are more …

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