December 05, 2018

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Rules of the Recall

Without a doubt, the most important exercise we can teach our dog is the recall. Getting a dog to generalize the meaning of the "come" starts in Basic Dog Obedience. It continues with recall drills in Intermediate Dog Obedience, and is finished in Advanced Dog Obedience (in the works).

This does not happen in a month or two. In fact, it can take many months for our dog to learn that it has to come no matter what distraction it faces. This is a concept that all the "all-positive" trainers either do not understand or refuse to acknowledge.

This video came directly out of our training DVDs and online courses, Basic Dog Obedience and Intermediate Dog Obedience.

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A History of Guide Dogs
by Daniel Jacob

We all know the ancient Romans left an incredible legacy in the development of art, language, literature, technology and more. But who knew their culture also played a role in the history of guide-dogs?

In fact, there is evidence that people with vision loss have been working with canine companions, protectors and guides for centuries. The earliest recorded example of the guide-dog/human bond comes from the Roman city of Herculaneum (now located in present-day Italy), which was buried along with Pompeii in AD 79. Herculaneum’s ruins, still being unearthed today, contain a mural showing a blind figure being unmistakably guided by a dog.

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