Lesson 2

In-home, no distractions, standing still

Begin training your recall in the home with no distractions. When your dog isn’t expecting it, cue your recall from about 10 ft away. Immediately start to encourage them to come to you with happy talk (e.g. “good boy!!”, “woohoo!!”, “what a smart girl!!”), and standing still. 

When they arrive, feed generously and without contingency. This means that you pay up as soon as they get there and you do not ask for a “sit” or any other behaviour at all. 

Practice this daily for a 2 or 3 days before moving on.