Words of Woofdom – Rocket Recall
Rocket Recall is one of the most difficult things to teach your dog but it could save his life. While teaching recall, we want your recall word to be paired with super high value treats and fun. As we all know, dogs don’t understand English so your recall word could be any word or any sound. It is helpful if the word you use is unique to only the recall behavior. One thing to remember when teaching this behavior is to make sure your dog is cueing off your word or sound you want to trigger recall and not some other unintended cue. Sometimes our dogs are not cueing on the word but, instead are cueing on the sound of the cookie jar opening or the sound of the treat bag, or any other closely associated sound made while teaching recall. While that may seem to work well, what happens if you don’t have the cookie jar with you and there is a rattlesnake? When you teach your dog recall, make sure that your canine is pairing the recall word or sound to the behavior and not something else. It could be a matter of life or death.
Want to teach your canine a rocket recall? Call us for private lessons or join our Rocket Recall class. This 4 session class meets every other week to teach you how to obtain rocket recall! Your dog will come flying when you call.