This article is going to try to explain to you how to get your dog to come back when he is called by you. It is a good thing to have an obedient dog, but more importantly it is good for you and the dog to have a connection because that way you can both be protected from an unwanted situation like him running away or going places he is not allowed to be. I have seen a lot of mean people that hit the dog when he doesn’t return or others complain to owners for letting their dog run around their children and stuff like that. So it is a very important part of the training process indeed.
I am going to try to explain the so called spring loaded recall exercise. It is very simple actually and it doesn’t require any special training environment or conditions. You simply take the dog out with a leash on him. Just to notice this exercise requires assistance. So with a friend or a family member you go out and take the dog for a walk.
Your friend holds the dog by his leash while you cuddle him, play him and get him so much excited that he would want to jump in your arms and kiss you. After you notice that your dog is very excited with you, you take a few steps back, say 20 feet, and you call your dog. Here timing is very crucial. The moment you call your dog your friend lets go of the leash and the dog will run into your hands.
Never forget to reward and praise the dog after a job well done. That’s a reflex for them thinking that we humans like what they are doing.