Even though it hasn't been entirely intentional, it is a trap that I am starting to regret falling into with our first dog, Snowball. When we were working it every day, going to the off-leash park, his recall was excellent. We have slacked off on taking him to the park since we got Ida, and his responsiveness to "Snowball Come!" really reflects that. I need to get back to working on it regularly, especially since we have a yard in which to work on it (it's atrocious in the yard too), and are only a 5 minute walk from an off-leash area.
|Snowball: "Lalala I can't hear you"|
Finally, us as humans tend to focus on the negative - we see all the bad things our dogs do, but SMART50 also trains us humans to look for the good in our dogs. And I bet most of us have dogs that are better behaved than we think we do.