Come When Called – Part 4 – Remote Collar Recall

In the last several posts, I’ve described the first phases of my journey with Eagle for a truly rock-solid recall (or come when called). He did the foundation training that I outlined in Part 2 – Foundation Matters. In Part 3 – Really Reliable Recall, I described my second attempt to train the skill that […]

Come When Called – Part 3 – Really Reliable Recall

In the last post, I described the foundation work for a good come when called (recall) skill. For some dogs, this is all that is needed. However, that was not true for Eagle. It was after this foundation training that Eagle ended up in the road! I knew I had to do something and had […]

Can Your Dog Come When Called? Part Two – Foundation Matters

In Part One of the blog series, I talked about Eagle, my nine-year-old Golden Retriever, and the journey we undertook to give him a RELIABLE, off-leash recall (or come when called). In this part, we’ll develop deep — to the foundation training  — that is! In order for a dog to WANT to come to […]

Can Your Dog Come When Called? Part 1

If there’s one skill that can literally save your dog’s life — it’s the come when called (or recall) skill! This begins a four-post series on that skill. This week’s post is about my now nine-year-old golden retriever, Eagle, and the evolution of me as a trainer with this skill. Eagle is my fifth dog […]