Dog Not Coming When Called, Bundaberg (QLD)

Dog Not Coming When Called, Bundaberg (QLD)

I have a 2 1/2 year old Rottie and while in the yard she will do whatever is commanded of her, however take her out of the house to a park or beach and she becomes increasingly ignorant.
Posted: 23/10/2007

ANSWER: Not Coming When Called
This is a challenge that many dog owners learn to cope with. Your dog sees being of the leash as having her freedom and whatever she is interested in is more important than her leader. The issue is that a dog needs to respond when the leader calls - regardless of environment and distractions. Recommend going back to a controlled recall, to strengthen the recall. In short term, put her on extendible leash and or eg rope and reining her in when not coming. Expand this to dog coming back without reigning in and than start letting dog run with leash or rope - eventually take it of. But at the root of this is the need for your dog's breed to have strong leadership.
Posted: 24/10/2007

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