Lesson 8

Off-leash, 1-2 dog friends, during play

For this lesson, you will need to have your dog off-leash in a secure area like a fenced yard or a fenced dog park with 1-2 dog-friends, max. 

Let them saturate in the smells and sounds and when they are playing with one or both dogs, cue your recall. 

This is A BIG DEAL. You need to party it up like it’s your job and use the best treats imaginable. Upgrade your treats prior to this exercise.

Send them back to play with a release cue like “off you go” or “go play”.

Next up, you’ll do this in the same context with more dog-friends present and while they’re playing with one or more of them.

Send them back to play with a release cue like “off you go” or “go play”.

Do this for a few days before moving on.