Lesson 3

In-home, no distractions, different room

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

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. 

Try doing this from different rooms in the home over the course of a few days before moving on.