I need help training my rescue spaniel on recall.
by J. Mobach
I recently rescued a springer spaniel 8 hours short of being euthanized. She is a sweet loving 4.5 year old girl with what seems like ants in her pants. She is perfectly trained in the house and in my shop but outside she has a mind of her own. She pulls hard(like a freight train) on the leash and goes with her nose to the ground. She will not recall under any circumstance. The only success I have had is with a basketball. When I bounce it she comes back. She seems to totally ignore me otherwise. She seems to love watching birds and will not be interrupted when she does. We have no history on this pup at all except that she has been in and out of the shelter six times in the last two and a half years. Most of her life has been behind bars. I normally work with a dozen aussies and borders but this little lady has me slightly puzzled. Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.
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