9 month old springer spaniel who has suddenly lost recall training!
by Vicky Jordan
Lottie is 9 months and I have had her from 8 weeks. She is very obedient and will do all her commands sit, paw, down etc... and up until two weeks ago she was a pleasure to take out with perfect recall and didn't run off just stayed with us. Now she is a nightmare. She isn't interested in other dogs or people. It is like she gets the scent of something or sees something and is off into the woods at top speed ears down and deaf to all our calls. She is never gone for long usually returns within 3 minutes wagging her tail like she has been there all along. She has also begun to not want to go back on her lead. We have tried tennis balls and they work to an extent but she still does have little flights. She is not interested or motivated by any type of treat we have tried all sorts of brought products, scratching, cooked chicken and liver!I don't want to have to put her on an extenable lead but it is too dangerous if I cant get her back on the lead when I need to. Any ideas why she seems to have gone back 5 months?? Help!!!!
Your SPringer has become a teenager and is pushing the boundaries. Go back to your basics that got her so good at the recall eg rewarding the good, ignoring the bad and it will come back to her.
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