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O k , a s u b j e c t I s p e a k on n e a r l y e v e r y w e e k t o s o m e on e , s o I t h o u g h t i d w r i t e i t on c e an d b e d on e w i t h i t an d h o p e i t s u s e f u l an d f o o d f o r t h o u g h t .

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H o w e v e r I R E A L L Y w o u l dn ' t b e r un n in g in t h e o t h e r d i r e c t i on w h en y o u r d o g d o e s t h i s . I t s s u c h c o m m on l y g i v en a d v i c e an d I h a t e t o b e t h e p a r t y p o o p e r on f o l l o w in g i t b u t :

1 ) I f y o u r d o g d o e s n o t o b e y y o u a t 2 y a r d s f r o m y o u i t w i l l n o t o b e y y o u a t 2 0 0 y a r d s .
A d o g t h a t h a s t h e s e l f c on f i d en c e t o t a k e o f f an d t a k e i t s e l f 1 5 0 y a r d s f r o m y o u i s n o t g o in g t o b e o v e r l y b o t h e r e d t h a t y o u a r e . . . . ' F i d o o o o F i d o o o o o F i d o i ' m L E A V I N G ! ! I ' m g o in g ! ! ! S e e y a ! ! ! ! ' e t c e t c a s y o u r un a w a y . . . S o i f i t s b l an k in g y o u a t 2 , y o u w on ' t E X I S T a t 2 0 0 . . . o r n o t t i l l h e ' s g o o d an d r e a d y an y w a y .

2 ) M e an t i m e , t h e p e r s on t h e d o g i s r un n in g u p t o , s e e s y o u d i s a p p e a r in g , r un n in g in t o t h e d i s t an c e , an d r i g h t l y s h o u l d f e e l r a t h e r a g g r i e v e d . Y e s i t s a r e g u l a r m e t h o d t o t r y an d g e t t h e d o g b a c k . . . b a s e d on t h e d o g ' s u d d en l y g e t t in g in s e c u r e an d p an i c in g an d r a c in g a f t e r y o u . . . . b u t i m a g in e i f y o u h a v e a s en s i t i v e d o g , o r a r e a b i t d o g w a r y y o u r s e l f , an d t h e o wn e r i s s k i p p in g a w a y e v en F U R T H E R . . . . i t s n o t e x a c t l y g o in g t o en d e a r y o u t o t h e s i t u a t i on . An d c h an c e s a r e T H E Y t h en h a v e t o d e a l w i t h t h e s i t u a t i on b e c a u s e y o u r d o g i s a w a y f r o m y o u A N D y o u a r e m i l e s a w a y . T h en w e g e t c r o s s w h en p e o p l e s h o u t o r w h a c k o r k i c k o u t a t o u r d o g s e t c e t c . B u t y o u a r en ' t t h e r e t o g i v e t h e m t h e c on f i d en c e y o u a r e in c h a r g e .

3 ) I f y o u r d o g s t a r t s t o f o l l o w t h a t d o g o r p e r s on . . . o r w o r s e s t i l l t h e d o g y o u r s i s a p p r o a c h in g p an i c s an d b o l t s w i t h y o u r d o g c h a s in g a f t e r i t , y o u a r e E V E N f u r t h e r a w a y t o D O an y t h in g a b o u t i t .

4 ) C o m m an d s an d v o i c e s s o un d v e r y d i f f e r en t a t 2 y a r d s , 2 0 y a r d s an d 2 0 0 y a r d s . A d o g w h o r e l i a b l y un d e r s t an d s an d c o m p l i e s a t 2 y a r d s . . . m a y n o t a t 2 0 . An d d e f in i t e l y w on ' t a t 2 0 0 , s o i f y o u g en u in e l y w an t t o f e e l y o u r d o g ' K N O W S W H A T I ' M T E L L I N G H I M , b e c a u s e h e d o e s i t w h en I c a l l h i m a t 2 0 y a r d s . . . ' g e t o u t an d P R O O F i t .

S i t h i m u p a t 2 0 0 y a r d s , an d r e c a l l h i m . T a k e h i m b a c k , s i t h i m u p a t 2 0 0 y a r d s an d c a l l h i m . O v e r a f e w w e e k s d o i t 5 0 t i m e s ! ! T E A C H h i m w h a t y o u l o o k l i k e a t 2 0 0 y a r d s an d w h a t y o u r c o m m an d s S O U N D l i k e a t 2 0 0 y a r d s . h e m a y s t i l l i gn o r e t h e m i f h e c h o o s e s t o , B U T y o u h a v e s o m e c on f i d en c e t h a t h e h a s s e en y o u a t t h a t d i s t an c e an d c o m p l i e d , an d h e h a s H E A R D y o u a t t h a t d i s t an c e an d c o m p l i e d . A d o g g e t s c a l l e d a t 2 0 y a r d s 1 0 0 t i m e s a w e e k . . . . b u t h o w o f t en d o t h e y g e t c a l l e d w h en t h e y h a v e s t r e a k e d o f f an d a r e n o w 2 0 0 y a r d s ? N o t o f t en . I t n e e d s w o r k in g on B E T W E E N .

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W h y d o w e d o t h e r un n in g a w a y y e l l in g t h in g ? An s w e r : T o m a k e i t l o o k l i k e w e a r e D O I N G s o m e t h in g t o t h e p e r s on in v o l v e d . N o o t h e r s in g l e r e a s on . On c e in a b l u e m o on i t w i l l w o r k . U s u a l l y w h en t h e d o g i s s t i l l y o un g an d g en u in e l y in s e c u r e ( h e s o on w on ' t b e ) an d s e c on d l y w h en h e s e e s a n e g a t i v e r e s p on s e f r o m t h e d o g i s i s b o w l in g u p t o i f e v en v a g u e l y s en s i t i v e t o c an in e b o d y l an g u a g e ( s o m e a r en ' t s a d l y ! ! )
I f t h e d o g h a s g on e t h a t h a r d an d f a s t , w e K N O W w e a r en ' t s t o p p in g h i m . W e K N O W h e w i l l on l y * * * * an e a r t o u s w h en h e f an c i e s , b e t h a t w h en h e s e e s t h e d o g i s un f r i en d l y b y b o d y l an g u a g e , O R w h en h e h a s p l a y e d h i m s e l f o u t i f t h e y a r e ' w e l c o m in g ' .

S o d on ' t D O i t ! A l l y o u t e a c h t h e d o g i s h e c an i gn o r e y o u ! ! H e c an h e a r 4 7 s h o u t s o f h i s n a m e , h an d c l a p p in g , y o u r un n in g o f f l i k e L in d f o r d C h r i s t i e , an d h e g a in s 1 0 0 % s e c u r i t y in t h e f a c t y o u c an ' t d o n a f f a l l a b o u t i t , y o u r c o m m an d s a r en ' t t o b e c o m p l i e d w i t h an d h e i s on h i s o wn s o h e b e s t m a k e t h e b e s t o f i t .

S o , w h a t D O y o u d o t h en ? W e l l t h e s i m p l e an d q u i c k an s w e r i s t r a in f o r t h i s d on ' t j u s t r e s p on d t o i t w h en i t h a p p en s in s i t u , in r e a l i t y , on a w a l k . . b u t t h a t ' s a w h o l e o t h e r p o s t .

W h a t y o u D O N ' T d o i s s a y a s in g l e w o r d . Y o u s e e y o u r d o g d o t h a t ' f r e e z e an d g o o o o o o ' . G e t w a l k in g . G e t r un n in g i f y o u w an t . B u t T O W A R D S y o u r d o g N O T a w a y ! ! ! Y o u a r e s a y in g n o t h in g , y o u a r e a s k in g n o t h in g , y o u a r e c o m m an d in g n o t h in g s o y o u A R E N O T C H A S I N G T H E D O G O R G I V I N G I N T O H I M .

H o w e v e r w h a t y o u A R E d o in g i s s h o w in g t h e p e r s on b e in g r un u p t o t h a t y o u a r e c o m in g t o t a k e c on t r o l o f t h e s i t u a t i on . A s y o u c l o s e t h e g a p y o u g i v e y o u r s e l f t h e c h an c e t o c o m m un i c a t e w i t h t h a t p e r s on b e i t an a p o l o g y o r s i m p l y a ' s t an d s t i l l ' o r a ' p l e a s e d on ' t p a t h i m w h en h e j u m p s u p a t y o u , P L E A S E ! ! ' . . . . .

A l s o y o u h a v e a b o u t 1 0 0 % m o r e c h an c e t h a t y o u r d o g , b e c a u s e i t s M U C H m o r e f a m i l i a r w i l l c o m p l y w i t h y o u r c o m m an d a t 2 0 y a r d s t h an 2 0 0 .

S o g e t w a l k in g / r un n in g . S a y N O T H I N G e v en o u t o f e m b a r r a s s m en t t o t h e o wn e r , d o N O T c a l l . . . . y o u a r e m a k in g t h in g s r i g h t b y C O M I N G . Y o u d on ' t n e e d t o t h en c h u c k l o a d s o f u s e l e s s v e r b a g e a t y o u r d o g w h i c h i s a c t u a l l y a i m e d a t t h e p e r s on t h in k in g y o u h a v e n o c on t r o l e t c e t c .

G e t t o a ' s a f e d i s t an c e ' an d t h a t c o u l d b e 5 y a r d s . . . . m i g h t b e f u r t h e r i f y o u r d o g i s n o t u s u a l l y a c u l p r i t t o d o t h i s . . . . w a i t f o r a m o m en t s r e s p i t e in t h e p l a y o r w h a t e v e r . . . an d s q u e a k t h a t b a l l an d u s e t h a t v o i c e . Y o u w i l l s h o c k t h e p an t s o f f y o u r d o g b e c a u s e in h i s r e d m i s t h e w a s t h in k in g y o u w e r e 1 5 0 y a r d s u p t h e t r a c k an d s u d d en l y ' h e r e y o u a r e ! ! ' . S u d d en l y y o u a r e H a r r y P o t t e r t o F i d o .

R u s t l e t h a t t r e a t b a g , u s e t h e ' w h a t s t h i s , w h a t s T H I S ? ? ? ? ' t y p e t h in g t o g e t i m b a c k an d a s h e t u rn s an d C O M E S . . . . . T H E N t h r o w in ( i f y o u c an t r y an d r e m e m b e r ! ! ) a ' c o m e ! ! G o o o o o o o o o o d c o m e F i d o . . . w o o o o ! C o m e ! ! ! '

T h en h an d on t h e c o l l a r . . . . V E R Y i m p o r t an t . S e c u r e t h e ' p a c k a g e ' Wink Wink F o r g e t a r g u in g w i t h s a i d p e r s on , a p o l o g i s in g , e x p l a in in g , w a f f l in g e t c e t c f o r a f e w s e c on d s w h i l s t y o u A N C H O R y o u r h o un d .

T h en d o y o u r v e r b a g e . B r i e f o r o t h e r w i s e . . . . t h en w a l k a w a y m a k in g y o u r s e l f H U G E L Y in t e r e s t in g t o y o u r d o g .

Y e s in t h e s c h e m e o f t h in g s , y o u c an c h a l k i t u p a s a f a i l u r e . b u t y o u h a v e d e a l t w i t h i t a s s w i f t l y a s i s h u m an l y p o s s i b l e . Y o u h a v e s t a y e d in ' c on t r o l d i s t an c e ' . A N D p r o b a b l y e v en m o r e i m p o r t an t l y , y o u h a v e N O T t a u g h t y o u r d o g t o i gn o r e y o u .

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S o , w h a t D O y o u d o t h en ? W e l l t h e s i m p l e an d q u i c k an s w e r i s t r a in f o r t h i s d on ' t j u s t r e s p on d t o i t w h en i t h a p p en s in s i t u , in r e a l i t y , on a w a l k . . b u t t h a t ' s a w h o l e o t h e r p o s t .

W h a t y o u D O N ' T d o i s s a y a s in g l e w o r d . Y o u s e e y o u r d o g d o t h a t ' f r e e z e an d g o o o o o o ' . G e t w a l k in g . G e t r un n in g i f y o u w an t . B u t T O W A R D S y o u r d o g N O T a w a y ! ! ! Y o u a r e s a y in g n o t h in g , y o u a r e a s k in g n o t h in g , y o u a r e c o m m an d in g n o t h in g s o y o u A R E N O T C H A S I N G T H E D O G O R G I V I N G I N T O H I M .

H o w e v e r w h a t y o u A R E d o in g i s s h o w in g t h e p e r s on b e in g r un u p t o t h a t y o u a r e c o m in g t o t a k e c on t r o l o f t h e s i t u a t i on . A s y o u c l o s e t h e g a p y o u g i v e y o u r s e l f t h e c h an c e t o c o m m un i c a t e w i t h t h a t p e r s on b e i t an a p o l o g y o r s i m p l y a ' s t an d s t i l l ' o r a ' p l e a s e d on ' t p a t h i m w h en h e j u m p s u p a t y o u , P L E A S E ! ! ' . . . . .


W h a t d o y o u d o i f y o u s e e an o wn e r a t t e m p t in g t o r e c a l l t h e i r d o g a w a y f r o m y o u r d o g in an in e f f e c t i v e o r in a p p r o p r i a t e w a y ? H o w w o u l d y o u h an d l e t h a t s i t u a t i on ?

I h a v e n e v e r h a d a p r o b l e m w i t h m y d o g ' s r e c a l l an d f u l l y a p p r e c i a t e h o w l u c k y I a m ; w e h a v e d on e t r a in in g b u t i t i s a l s o in t h e in h e r en t n a t u r e o f m y d o g t o w an t t o b e w i t h h i s o wn e r .

H o w e v e r , I r e m e m b e r on e t i m e w h en a b e a g l e c a l l e d M i l o c a m e o v e r t o p l a y w i t h m y d o g w h en h i s o wn e r s d i dn ' t w an t h i m t o ( t h e y w e r e b u s y b u i l d in g a sn o w m an d u r in g t h e t i m e w e h a d t h e t h i c k sn o w ) . T h e y r e p e a t e d l y c a l l e d ' M i l o , M i l o , M i l o ' t o n o e f f e c t . T w i c e I w a l k e d o v e r t o t h e m w i t h m y d o g s o t h e i r d o g w o u l d f o l l o w .

T h e t h i r d t i m e h e c a m e o v e r w e w e r e w a l k in g a g o o d d i s t an c e a w a y a c r o s s t h e f i e l d an d I h a d n o in t en t i on o f t a k in g t h e i r d o g b a c k t o t h e m a t h i r d t i m e . A g a in t h e o wn e r s w e r e r e p e a t e d l y s h o u t in g ' M i l o , M i l o , M i l o ' w h i c h w a s g e t t in g r e a l l y i r r i t a t in g an d I w a s t h in k in g i f I w a s M i l o I w o u l d b e i gn o r in g t h a t t o o .

E v en t u a l l y t h e m a l e o wn e r r an o v e r a c r o s s t h e f i e l d , c l e a r l y an n o y e d w i t h h i s d o g . A s h e a p p r o a c h e d , t h e d o g c o w e r e d , an d t h e m an w a c k e d i t a c r o s s t h e b u m an d p i c k e d i t u p .

I w a s c o m p l e t e l y s t un n e d , w an t e d t o r e a c t b u t d i dn ' t kn o w h o w t o h an d l e t h s i t u a t i on . A l l I m an a g e d w a s s o m e t h in g a b o u t u s in g t r e a t s t o t r a in t h e d o g t o c o m e b a c k .

I a p p r e c i a t e y o u h a v e w r i t t en t h i s p o s t t o h e l p p e o p l e r e f l e c t on w h y t h e y a r e c a r r y in g o u t ' r un & c a l l ' b e h a v i o u r b u t t h o u g h t I ' d s h a r e t h i s e x p e r i en c e .


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T o b e h on e s t L a u r a , i t s t o t a l l y r e l e v an t . T h e y h a v e p r o b a b l y b e en t o l d , l i k e s o m an y t o s t an d b a c k an d c a l l . . . an d 'n e v e r g o t o y o u r d o g b e c a u s e i t s g i v in g in ' o r s o m e s u c h t h in g . . . I t s t h e ' s t a t i c ' v e r s i on o f ' r un a w a y an d y e l l ! ! '

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T h a t u s u a l l y d o e s t h e t r i c k in t e r m s o f r e m o v in g un w an t e d c an in e s f r o m m y g r o u p ( an d an o t h e r c r a c k in g p o s i t i v e f o r h a v in g y o u r d o g s w e a r s l i p l e a d s n o t c l i p on a s i f i t h a sn ' t g o t a c o l l a r on I c an s t i l l g e t i t e a s i l y . ) Wink

I f i t s p a t en t l y a g g r e s s i v e I w i l l w a l k b r i s k l y on , an d i f i t f o l l o w s , i t f o l l o w s , f r an k l y i t s t h e i r b a d l u c k . I w on ' t g o t o a R O A D b u t t h e y c an p u f f a f t e r m e y e l l in g a l l t h e y l i k e . I f t h e y c a t c h u p , I w i l l c l e a r l y s a y t h a t I w o u l d o f p u t i t on a l e a d an d b r o u g h t i t b a c k t o y o u b u t i t l o o k s l i k e a n a s t y b i t o f w o r k s o I w a sn ' t t o u c h in g i t .

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G l a d y o u p o s t e d t h i s D i a s I c an n e v e r un d e r s t an d w h y a t a l l t h e o b e d i en c e p u p p y c l a s s e s e t c t h e t r a in e r s g i v e t h i s a d v i c e b e c a u s e f r an k l y i t d o e sn ' t w o r k ! ! ! !

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T h an k y o u s o m u c h f o r t h i s , D i . Un f o r t un a t e l y I h a v e b e en on e o f t h o s e p e o p l e s p o u t in g t h i s a s a s u g g e s t i on t o i m p r o v e r e c a l l Embarassed ( I t h in k r e a d i t in a t r a in in g b o o k ) an d y e s . . i t u s e d t o w o r k . . . b u t d o e sn ' t an y m o r e . I a l w a y s w o r r y an d r e w a r d in g o r r e in f o r c in g t h e w r on g b e h a v i o u r , s o y o u r p o s t h a s g i v en m e t h e c on f i d en c e t o d o w h a t s e e m s f a r m o r e l o g i c a l in t h e f i r s t p l a c e !

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r a c h an d m u r p h w r o t e :
G l a d y o u p o s t e d t h i s D i a s I c an n e v e r un d e r s t an d w h y a t a l l t h e o b e d i en c e p u p p y c l a s s e s e t c t h e t r a in e r s g i v e t h i s a d v i c e b e c a u s e f r an k l y i t d o e sn ' t w o r k ! ! ! !


I t h in k l i k e a l o t o f o l d t e c hn i q u e s , t h i s m e t h o d h a s g o t a l i t t l e m i x e d u p o v e r t h e y e a r s .

T h e R un n in g A w a y m e t h o d w a s t a u g h t t o m e b y an e l d e r l y , e x p e r i en c e d T r a in e r an d i t w o r k e d w h en n o t h in g e l s e d i d w i t h m y L u r c h e r . B U T h e t a u g h t m e t o g e t t h e d o g ' s a t t en t i on , u s in g a c h e c k c h a in l o b b e d on t h e g r o un d n e a r t h e d o g , B E F O R E s h e h a d l e g g e d i t an d T H E N t o r un t h e o t h e r w a y t h e m o m en t h e r f o c u s w a s b r o k en an d f i x e d on m e .

R un n in g t h e o t h e r w a y c a l l in g a d o g , w h i c h i s a l r e a d y in f u l l f l i g h t a w a y f r o m y o u , i s a s p o in t l e s s a s b l o w in g y o u r w h i s t l e a t i t ' s b u m w h en y o u s t a r t w h i s t l e t r a in in g . Y o u n e e d t o b e on e s t e p a h e a d o f t h e d o g , w a t c h in g i t a l l t h e t i m e , an d g e t i t ' s a t t en t i on b e f o r e i t s w i t c h e s i t ' s e a r s ( an d b r a in ) o f f t o a l l c o m m an d s f o r i t t o w o r k . Un f o r t un a t e l y t h i s s e e m s t o b e t h e b i t m an y n e w e r t r a in e r s f o r g e t t o t e l l y o u .

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