Step 9: In park with 1-2 dogs, not playing

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For Step 9, visit an off-leash park with only 1-2 dogs. Cue your recall while the other dogs are present but not during play. Happy talk your dog, if necessary, and feed close to your leg when your dog comes. Do this 2-3 times per visit and when your dog least expects it. If this step is too hard, let your dog play and explore until boredom before cueing the recall. Practice Step 9 for a few days before moving on to Step 10.