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Recall Line to off lead

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by SophieCyde, Mar 25, 2011.


  1. SophieCyde

    SophieCyde PetForums VIP

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    Hi everyone :)

    Murphy has been on the long line for a few weeks now and he is great on it ... his recall is 100% and I usually just let it drag behind him so I can grab him I need to , today I took the plunge and let him off the lead :eek:

    he was great until I tried to put him back onto the lead, he turned it into a big game and would not sit still (he sat when I said sit but s soon as I went for his collar darted off) he didn't run away as such just , around me in circles :p

    Any ideas on how I can correct this behaviour so he can start going off lead ? :)

    (I've tried food ect. but he's too excited)
     
  2. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    I had this problem with McKenzie a month or so ago - she would come back but not let me close enough to clip the lead on. What I did was when I gave her her treat for recall, I put my hand on her collar/harness at the same time. Then when I actually needed to put the lead on she didn't know it was coming and run away! It only took a few times of doing this before it was a normal part of recall - me call, she comes for treat, I ask her to sit and put my hand on her collar/harness, give her the treat. :)
     
  3. SophieCyde

    SophieCyde PetForums VIP

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    Thanks for the advice , will try this out tommorrow :)

    mckenzie is beautiful by the way :001_wub:
     
  4. Deb

    Deb PetForums Senior

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    we had this problem with cassie for a long time. She had 100% recall with the long line - same as you - didnt need to hold the end. the minute we took her off it she resorted back to no recall!! then all of a sudden she changed and her recall became very good - dont know why - maybe she left adolescance behind. Sometimes she wont walk towards us but will just stand still and let us walk to her - in the past we expected her to come to us but feel more relaxed now.
     
  5. Dazadal

    Dazadal PetForums Member

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    Good to read your experiences with a long lead. I'm placing my boy Rupert back on his after he refused to come back this afternoon we were walking in our usual woods when he met a collie cross bitch I think she may have been in season. This is the second time he has refused to come back in two days so he's back on it!! :nono:
     
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