Dog trainers have exceptionally good days sometimes. Today was one of those.
My last client this evening was a couple that had a three year old Golden Retriever that they had adopted from the Austin Golden Rescue. They’ve been having a bit of trouble with this girl on Recall, or more commonly known to those that aren’t dog trainers, COME.
In any case we started to work with this gal and within about 30 minutes we had a very reliable long line recall going. The long line recall is the first step to an off leash COME and is an exceedingly important training step. It’s sort of a “you can’t get there from here” unless you use a long line situation.
By the end of the session, the owners were pleasantly surprised at how well their gal did and I got to finish the day with two very happy people and a proud dog that better understood what was expected of her.
A good day all around.
Austin Dog Trainer
Fidelio Dog Works