Teaching your dog a reliable recall is up there with one of the most important skills that every dog owner should prioritise. Not only is it essential for your dogs safety, but it also opens up a whole world of opportunities for new and exciting off leash adventures that you can embark on together. Whether you’re at the park, the beach, or simply in your backyard, being able to call your dog back to you is a command which should not be overlooked. Many people spend hours teaching their pup to shake hands, hi-5 and roll over however the essential and potentially life saving skill of a solid recall should not be missed!
Keep reading to find out our top 5 tips on how to improve your dogs recall.
1. Use a leash
It is common for many dog owners to rush into letting their dog off leash well before they are truly ready. However, until you can confidently put forward 2 weeks of your hard earned wages that your dog will return to you when you call in any environment and under a high level of distraction (yes, that includes recalling away from other dogs, birds, and people!) I strongly advise to keep them on a leash.
This allows us to teach a bullet proof recall which will give you peace of mind and keep your dog out of harms way. Not to mention saving you the embarrassment of watching your dog as they sprint over to another dog they’ve spotted in the distance, while you attempt to call them back to no avail, resulting to frantically shouting those all too famili