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Training the Recall with Michael Ellis

Length: 59 Minutes, 8 Seconds • Released 08-20-2012

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Training the Recall:

The Most Important Behavior Your Dog Will Ever Learn


1) Introduction:

What this DVD is covering, why we are doing it, how it fits in with the rest of our DVDs, and how it will be laid out.

2) Restrained Recalls:

Positive effects of frustration.
Putting behavior on cue.
Voice and whistle.
Benefits of engagement.
How to reward, mechanics and duration.

3) Recalls in an environment free of distractions/competing motivators.

4) Recalls while focused on something else (competing motivator).

Must have control of competing motivator and be able to deprive dog of access (P-).
Food to start.
Handler must control the value of reward for returning... value, intensity, duration.

5) Increasing intensity of competing motivator for "call away."

Toys, bite wedges, bites, etc.
Still must have control of competing motivator.

6) Difference between call off and call away, and on line harness drills.

Call offs - ball, tug, bite, etc.

7) Leash pressure and layering the leash over your recalls.

Long line/flexi work - no distraction
Preparation for the use of P+ and R- (correction).

8) Basic electronic collar conditioning for recall.

R- (continuous) and P+ (nick).
With line work.
Avoiding superstitious associations with both ecollar and line.

9) Finishing recall in real life situations

Generalization.
Being prepared and practicing.

10) Teaching and adding terminal behaviors.

Heel, front, and place.

11) Everyday do's and don'ts.

a) Don't call your dog unless you have something, can make them come, or are sure they will come.
b) Have rewards whenever possible during teaching phase.
c) During the teaching phase, don't call your dog to put them up or call them away from something they like (unless you have something better and are sure they will come).
d) Control your distractions/competing motivators.
e) Practice recalls all the time!!!


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Training the Recall with Michael Ellis

Posted: 08-20-2012 • Length: 59 Minutes, 8 Seconds
Categories: Basic Obedience/Marker Training, Eds Picks
Training the Recall:

The Most Important Behavior Your Dog Will Ever Learn


1) Introduction:

What this DVD is covering, why we are doing it, how it fits in with the rest of our DVDs, and how it will be laid out.

2) Restrained Recalls:

Positive effects of frustration.
Putting behavior on cue.
Voice and whistle.
Benefits of engagement.
How to reward, mechanics and duration.

3) Recalls in an environment free of distractions/competing motivators.

4) Recalls while focused on something else (competing motivator).

Must have control of competing motivator and be able to deprive dog of access (P-).
Food to start.
Handler must control the value of reward for returning... value, intensity, duration.

5) Increasing intensity of competing motivator for "call away."

Toys, bite wedges, bites, etc.
Still must have control of competing motivator.

6) Difference between call off and call away, and on line harness drills.

Call offs - ball, tug, bite, etc.

7) Leash pressure and layering the leash over your recalls.

Long line/flexi work - no distraction
Preparation for the use of P+ and R- (correction).

8) Basic electronic collar conditioning for recall.

R- (continuous) and P+ (nick).
With line work.
Avoiding superstitious associations with both ecollar and line.

9) Finishing recall in real life situations

Generalization.
Being prepared and practicing.

10) Teaching and adding terminal behaviors.

Heel, front, and place.

11) Everyday do's and don'ts.

a) Don't call your dog unless you have something, can make them come, or are sure they will come.
b) Have rewards whenever possible during teaching phase.
c) During the teaching phase, don't call your dog to put them up or call them away from something they like (unless you have something better and are sure they will come).
d) Control your distractions/competing motivators.
e) Practice recalls all the time!!!

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BRoza00
5/5 stars

An amazing DVD once again. Despite the complaints of not having two handlers, a lot of this can be reinforced on your own at home. I highly recommend this DVD with the Power of Playing Tug DVD, they involve a lot of the same principals, though, not spoken of. A lot of these dogs used were your own personal trained dogs, but they were examples, and excellent ones. Though the dog is trained, they help establish the foundation of what to expect. Highly recommended DVD for anyone who is unsure.


HughIV
5/5 stars

I've been purchasing videos from Leerburg since the mid nineties when everything was VHS. This DVD is probably my favorite. As a science teacher of 20 years I find the sequence logical and very well structured. Hugh
Virginia Beach, Va


sandramore
5/5 stars

Thanks, Mike for such a good DVD. I am/was? (we haven't figured this out yet) working with a trainer who wanted to teach the recall by putting an e-collar on my dog, letting her wander a bit and then stimmed her at the same time as calling her. I had my doubts about what he was attempting to do. Thanks to this DVD I now know the proper way to train the recall. I'm looking forward to getting started with my dog.


rickyrussell
5/5 stars

Such a good DVD!!! I can't recommend it highly enough! Everything (and more) that you need to know for great recalling results! Thanks Mike!


baka87
5/5 stars

This is one of the best dog training videos you'll come across, as it teaches the dog to come when recalled. This is invaluable, as it is something you have to have with your dog.


tyellis513
4/5 stars

The movie was full of great information and it was structured in a way that made perfect sense. The dogs that were used as examples were all very well trained already, I would have like to see more of the learning process from puppy-hood, through the different stages you went through.


Farzad
4/5 stars

Very good contet as usual, but I was hoping to get more examples, like your other DVDs, of untrained dogs and novice handlers making mistakes and getting advice from Michael. i was also hoping for a more comprehensive section in regards to terminal behaviors. Still waiting for that DVD on finishes. I would recommend this DVD if you are on the fence, but not as much as the other ones in the Michael Ellis series.


Burkes
4/5 stars

Great video with good clear explanations and layers upon how to achieve it. As others have said it would be good to have a few exercises for those who can only train alone. Also maybe a few dogs in there that aren't as well trained so we can see what to do when they aren't high drive or already super engaged with the handler.


lamegalectora
1/5 stars

just a show off of how well your dogs are trained, but no real practical and realistically useful lessons for us to teach our dogs in the real world. THIS DVD WAS NOT OF USE


mrskatep
5/5 stars

I love Michael Ellis--he knows his stuff and he's a very good teacher. I understand that it might be frustrating to need the help of another person, but I'd rather be taught the correct way to do something (albeit more difficult) than a less effective way that is more "convenient" for me.

I think some trainers just tell their clients what they want to hear even though it's not the best way to train their dogs. Listen to Michael: he's brilliant.


abhibhas23
5/5 stars

Great stuff as usual. Michael walks you through all the different phases of teaching the recall and then proofing it over time, layering in corrections as necessary.

Unfortunately most of these exercises need a helper. I train alone, so I am unable to put most of the suggestions into practice :-/


wguyette
5/5 stars

I watched this to go along with the "Relationship Games" course. Really glad I did. Can't wait to put these ideas into practice. I'm sure I'll watch it again and again as I progress with the recall.

Thank goodness Leerburg has a new introduction with new music!!!


cmason
3/5 stars

The only reason I gave this 3 stars was because almost every exercise requires 2 people. Being a single person I don't have someone to help me work with my dog. The exercises looked amazing but I wasn't able to practice any of them. This makes me very hesitant to order any other online training videos.


vbintex
5/5 stars

An excellent well structured process to teach and proof this important exercise. I will immediately implement these concepts in my training regiment with my obedience dogs. Thank you Micheal Ellis and Leerburg for an outstanding teaching video.


jocollins
5/5 stars

I am in total agreement with this method of training the Recall. Great DVD and great training.


rickyrussell
5/5 stars

Excellent DVD! Best I've seen on training the recall


mchapman65
5/5 stars

Excellent, specific how to's. Best recall training I have encountered.


cbryan
3/5 stars

Very informative and well-made---HOWEVER--I would have liked to see a variety of "real-life" situations not involving the bite cuff. The video seemed slanted toward the agitation of the bite cuff for sport. I was hoping to get something geared more toward a normal recall training for everyday use as a pet dog owner. You should let the potential buyer be made aware of that. Otherwise, it was good.

With that said, I will look forward to watching it over as I am sure I will pick up different aspects each time I watch it. Thanks.


vcr41
5/5 stars

Ya I love how you can watch it on your iPhone on the go!!!


Lbbastian
5/5 stars

Brilliant!! I love that the video was right to the point! Great detail, great video showing exactly what should be done. Definitely worth the money!!


Luzelle
5/5 stars

Awesome, awesome, awesome! I was a bit reserved getting this one because it wasn't as long as the other DVDs and I was worried it would lack in detail. It doesn't! It's fantastic! I can't recommend it enough (along with all the other Michael Ellis DVDs, worth every penny!).