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Categories: Recall and Come

Q. My 1 year old dog comes slowly when I call her. What can I do to increase her speed on the recall?
Ed,

I bought a female from you back in Sept. 99. She is 1 yr. old and I just read an article that said I should not lie on the floor and pat my dog or let her lie at my feet and lay on my feet that she may see that as dominance. She does not seem dominate to me but I wonder if these little things are slowing her recall training. She is a very beautiful female at year a very substantial bitch a lot of prey drive and a very hard bitch. Thank you very much for the time you put into breeding your line and maintain a very good working line.

A. I don't worry about these kinds of things with a female.

Slow recalls are a matter of not enough motivation after the dog arrives. You need to give a dog a lot of reason to want to come to you. Go back and use food, toys or anything that the dog loves (run away from the dog as it starts to come). If the recall is really slow because of handler errors and corrections after the recall in earlier training then start to use a totally different command (ie HERE) with the new training.

I don't know if this helps but I hope it gives you some ideas. When faced with problems - always back up to the basics.
  
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