Sunday, June 26, 2011


Recently, we visited with my sister and played at my friend's 60 acre horse farm.  It is an excellent safe place to really test out recalls.  I wanted to demonstrate how good I expect my recalls to be.  If my recalls are not this good, I do not give mine any unleashed freedom.  We practice recalls on leash, on long lines, fenced areas, and larger fenced areas before we ever venture out into a less secure area.  I also require that mine respond promptly even if we see people and/or other dogs.  They also cannot lose their minds chasing a squirrel up a tree.  I do not mind squirrel chasing, but they then have to come right away if I call.

This is Seven about to turn three years old with 8 months of training. 
The last recall reminds me that it would be a very good idea to train a recall to a whistle.  A whistle could be heard at a farther distance.  I believe Seven simply did not hear my first call.

Here is another video of Seven working on recalls.