Puppy Connection – Make it Fun – Spark the Recall!
Recall games are a really smart way to teach impressionable puppies that following you and checking in with you are rewarding. If you build these behavior patterns in young dogs, they can last a lifetime with benefits of connection, freedom, and safety.
In our latest Trainer’s Tips Video, join School Director, David Muriello, and 10-week old puppy, Piston, as they demonstrate how some of the simplest techniques can be the most effective. This is Piston’s first time meeting David, and he is a shy pup, so this is also a very important socialization exercise. Learning to trust and enjoy the company of a “new guy” in his life will have big social benefits as Piston continues to gain exposure to the busy human world. Notice how Piston is a little cautious at the beginning of the exercise, but by the end he is cuddling right into David. Thumbs up, tail wags!
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