Monday, December 28, 2009

Dog Training: Yikes! Our Safety Recall Word

My biggest fear is that something will happen where Mr. B and Miss M. get loose and in their excitement run away.
Luckily for us, we learned a "secret recall word" in our training class. Basically, we just have to call this word and our dogs will come running right back to us.
We had to spend several months embedding the word. It started out that we would call the word, followed by come, and when the dogs came running they would be greeted with the most delicious foods ever: tuna, sausage, and cheese. We also make sure to praise them heavily. Miss M. will even bolt from a deep sleep on the other end of the house when she hears this word; it's all about the tuna.
And this word can't be taken lightly. It's only to be used in severe emergencies to get the pooches out of danger.

5 comments:

Mango said...

Tell us more! Momma has been trying to teach us special recall but we always know when she does and doesn't have foodables.

Slobbers,
Mango

kissa-bull said...

VEWY INTERESTING MOMMISH ALWAYS SAYS THAT GUERO IS HALF CHEETAH CAUSE HE RUNS SO FAST AND SHE SCARED TOO OF HIM GETTING LOOSE SO SHE IS GOING TO TRY TO TEACH US THIS RECALL THING. DO YOU HAVE MORE TIPS FOR US MISS M ???
WAGGLES
BRINKS

Kari in WeHo said...

we did something like that too! But it comes with a super special tone of voice which is what really gets their attention

laura said...

You guys really should get a pet owner award! Our poor Duncan Dingbat only listens when he chooses. One day my daughter had company and in all the comings and goings she suddenly realized that Duncan was outside on the front porch looking in. This porch is just feet from a very busy city street. Luckily he didn't run away as she approached the door because all the fun appeared to be inside the house and he wanted to be a part of it!

daisydog said...

I have roscoe able to do this because he si soooo food oriented. I use the word Treat! Daisy on the other hand could care less about yummy noms and so we are still working on it.

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