An impeccable recall is one of THE most important things you can teach a dog.
My dogs have what I would call pretty damn good to excellent recalls. They are explosive and fast. I can call them out of a rough & tumble doggy wrestling session with one word. Lex has turned mid stride in the middle of chasing a squirrel on my "Here!". When I first release them on a walk they turn into frantic beasts, tearing down the trail and screaming to the world that they are alive – it took some practice but I can call them back when they are in this state of mind.
So I signed up for Susan Garrett's 5 Minute Formula for a Brilliant Recall.
It's simple. There is so much more to the perfect recall than the "come". The flip-side is teaching the dog self control. Through games this is covered in Susan Garrett's course.
I'm really good at creating 'drive'- speed, power, energy. I'm also super-duper fantastic at teaching my dogs to fidget, forge, creep, whine, bark, push... and this must end. Like now.
These self control issues limit what I can accomplish with my dogs and until I tackle this challenge head-on I will forever be less of a trainer. This course is pointing out holes in my training and giving me the motivation to face my flaws and overcome my obstacles.
Let the games begin!