Recall Command

Come When Called Checklist

Saturday morning I was at Buttonwood Park in New Bedford, MA. A local rescue, Odie’s Place, was holding their annual benefit to raise money for animals. I had been asked to do a demonstration at …

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Does Your Dog Ignore You? Do This To Get Attention

My daughter Scarlett is 3 going on 13. I’ll say her name, I’ll call her, I raise my voice and she ignores me. She chooses when to listen to me. It is funny and frustrating …

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The Easiest (And Most Important) Command To Teach Your Dog

Years ago I did K-9 security for a large hospital in Hartford, CT. The only place we could go with our dogs to let them off leash was on the roof of the parking garage. …

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The Power Of Teaching NO!

Answer this question: Your dog bolts through the front door and takes off. How do you get your dog to come back to you. Most people would take off after their dogs and yell “COME” …

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Emergency Recall (Come When Called) Techniques…And Apology

In yesterday’s email I mentioned the little drama going on over at Amazon.com. One person wrote a review about an emergency recall (come when called) technique that could possibly save your dog’s life. She was …

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Three Secrets That Will Improve Your Dog’s Recall (Come When Called)

The one command everyone wants their dog to do well is the recall command. As the weather gets nicer we want to be able to go places with our dogs and know that they will …

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My Dog Won’t Listen to Me

“Do you think she has hearing problems?” asked my mother-in-law. She was asking about Scarlett. She thought that maybe she had a hearing problem because she didn’t always respond to her name. My wife laughed …

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This Is Wooba Gooba With The Green Teeth – Let Me In!

More snow this morning here in Sunny Southeastern MA. Some people would get depressed. I think one of the best ways to overcome feeling down is to listen to music. Not the depressing Kurt Cobain …

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How To Catch An Escaped Akita

I used to own and operate a boarding kennel. One day a nice couple come by to take a look at my facility. We were by the front door talking when all of a sudden …

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This Con Man Can Help You Have A Better 2015

The sign on the pool hall wall said: “$200 to Any Man Who Jumps Over My New Pool Table.” $200 in 1931 was a lot of cash and Alvin was determined to get it. A …

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