My springer spaniel won't come back when off the lead
My 19 week old springer spaniel Ruby is a delight, until we are on the field. She loves to be off lead up until now we have let her off but now she realizes what is happening and wont come back. Return to Love Springer Spaniels FAQsReturn to Love Springer Spaniels Homepage
She doesnt run off, just bounces away and wont come back on the lead. This has made us unable to let her off unless she is off for a long time where she will tire and we can grab her collar.
Help needed. She retrieves a ball perfectly, but on the field she will drop it yards from you, then leg it !.
She probably realises that being on the lead means the end of a walk and therefore fun. Try continuing a walk once you have got her on the lead, so you get her on the lead, walk a bit, then let her off, get her back on the lead... and keep repeating this so she doesn't associate the lead with the end of fun... Good Luck