Breed Matters! We know about breed specific behaviour. But it’s not the only thing that matters. All dogs are individuals, and their preferences should be allowed for, if you want to skyrocket your training.
Every dog has different preferences and those may change day to day.
Work out what your dog prefers to increase your chances of achieving a reliable recall.
Ask yourself this, what would your dog choose to do instead, if he was allowed?
Is he a snack fiend? Or a toy shredder?
In our example of recall, it’s usually what they’re doing when they’re not recalling.
Maybe when you call they continue sniffing, shredding toys, playing or saying hi to everyone at the park but you!
Once you’ve worked out what your dogs wants, use it as a reward.
Here are some simple alternatives to reward a recall for 2 common preferences…
If we wish to build a long-lasting bond then breed certainly matters, but respecting their individual personality is equally as important.
Carly Clarke| Super Woofers Dog Training.
Puppies, Recall, Therapy & Assistance Dog expert.
Specialising in training for real life with Reward Based Training.
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