Step 1: How to do it


To do a Premack Recall, Person A holds the treats and stands with the dog off-leash. Person A shows the dog the treats but acts calm and boring . Person B stands 10-20 feet away from A and the dog. Person B calls out the recall cue ONCE. After calling the cue, B needs to slap their thighs, crouch down, make crazy noises, and generally act bonkers until the dog comes running. During this, Person A remains calm. When the dog finally recalls (and don’t be surprised if it take 5 minutes), Person B should hold their collar while Person A (with the treats) comes running to feed the dog! Repeat this 4-5 times and note how much faster your dog recalls each time.