Thornhill Post - - Paw & Order -

CARO­LINE AP­PLE­BEE, CER­TI­FIED PRO­FES­SIONAL DOG TRAINER Start small and slowly build in dis­tance and dis­trac­tions us­ing a train­ing or long line un­til he is re­li­able. Prac­tise in dif­fer­ent en­vi­ron­ments so that you know what your dog finds most dis­tract­ing. Use a cheer­ful tone and treat your re­call cue like a very special word. If you say “Come” ca­su­ally all day, your dog will treat it ca­su­ally. Use a high-value re­ward con­sis­tently. Make re­calls a win-win for your dog by send­ing him back to what­ever he was do­ing. If you end good times with a re­call, your dog will learn to avoid them.

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