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  1. Tips please - Dog with no food motivation has no recall!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, thanks for reading. We have an 11 month old un-neutered male dog who is super lovely. He is gentle, tolerant, has no aggression towards anything. He has always been very independent (even the very first night we brought him home at 8 weeks, he just slept happily in his crate alone without...
  2. Recall Training With Adult Dog- Is Immediate And Absolute Obedience Necessary?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So I've been training my four year old dog to come when called, off leash in a quiet and enclosed environment. She's gotten very good at it and I'm thinking about taking a the training up a step by taking her into more distracting environments (using a long leash and harness). There's one...
  3. Off lead fun!

    Dog Pictures and Videos
    Two of our dogs got to have off lead fun these past few days...unfortunately for Kasper his recall is 'okay' (I guess about 65%) but he covers too much ground...there are no large / safe areas away from livestock or roads here where he can run free, so he's having to make do with longline walks...
  4. Basenji - Come Cue

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey guys! I just wanted some opinions on other rewards used besides food for a really strong come cue. Basenji owning folks in particular would be great :) I feel that using treats, even high value, start to get boring and lead to some ignorance of the cue. Since Basenjis are a very "well...
  5. Recall

    Dog Training and Behavior
    So Potter had a really hard time with recall. The environment is the number one reinforcing thing for him. Today, however, when I was outside training with him, he came reliably every time I called. Here's the video of him doing his recall: I was so proud of him, you guys. He's never done...
  6. 5 month old puppy getting too confident on walks

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi I have a 5 month old cocker spaniel x labrador and she is a little sweetie - most of the time! usually she is happy playing off the lead, with other dogs and around the field and will come back when called but lately she is running that little bit further away and taking that extra bit...
  7. Help with walking + Recall

    General Dog Discussion
    Hi Can anyone out there give me some good advice? I have got an English setter/cocker spaniel called Bella and she is now nearly 8 months old. She is really energetic and everyone says that she is fussy. I am taking her to dog training classes but I am really struggling with her recall...