Training my dogs. Better late than never!

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Bookaholic73 Sat 10-Aug-19 16:10:58

I have a 1 year old CKCS and she is useless on the lead.
I ha e a 2 year old CKCS who is useless at recall.

I’m going to dedicate the next month to do some hardcore training with them.

Just looking for any tips.

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BiteyShark Sat 10-Aug-19 19:34:12

Good luck OP.

Due to many issues in BiteyDogs early life we didn't do as much training as we had liked but as an adult he quickly got the hang of it when we started again.

I have a spaniel who isn't a great lead walker but the stop start method was the best for us. He's fine now except when he sees something exciting and will still lunge angry.

His recall though is great (we had to work on that for months when he went through his teenage phase) and we found using a whistle really good as it takes all the emotion out of it which your voice sometimes gives away. I use an acme whistle. It's worth thinking about what motivates your dog. Mine isn't bothered about high value treats on a walk but he loves his ball so that's his reward for returning. Practice them coming back to you and treat or play and then send them off again so they don't associate recall with fun stopping. Hide and seek can be fun as well so hide behind a tree and recall them.

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