Just a short one, mainly as we have so many lovely new pups on here, just as a recall tip.....
Bruno's recall is average, for a teenage doodle
I use a combo of treats, whistle, high pitched "come on"s, name calling (sometimes not the name actually printed on his tag
), squatting, and my last resort - the running away!!
Tonight, we went to the grassed sports area where I live but I'd forgotten my treat bag
Bruno cottoned onto this and was not coming to me as often as he usually does, and if he did, he'd dash off under my legs and stop to look back and laugh at me
He got onto the concrete skate ramps and stood there at the top of the 5' slope. I called, he looked at me in a "ner, ner, ner, ner, ner! You can't get me!!"
Everytime I got close, he dashed away. Great game eh??
I must of looked like a right loser
So, I gave up. Off I ran in the opposite direction, muttering expletives
............Bruno skidded down the ramp in hot pursuit, leaped at my hands, fell in a heap at my feet, belly exposed, laughing away.
(yes, I am convinced Doodles laugh at their owners)
Lead went on and sharp exit home. Lucky it was dark!
He's currently away with the fairies at my feet looking like butter wouldn't melt
Lesson of the day - remember treats