My springer spaniel won't come back!!!
I have a two year old springer spaniel for the past five months. His previous owner passed away, having half trained him on the gun. I spent the first four months walking him on a flexi lead, calling him to come, which he did whilst on the lead.
His trust build up, and he's a very happy and settled dog. About a month ago, I began letting him off the lead for short distances, again , calling him to come, and he would return However, in the past two weeks, he's COMPLETELY ignoring me when I let him off the lead, or if he gets out in the open.
He is bird and cat crazy and if he sees or gets a scent of either, all manners go out the window, and he may as well have ear muffs on! When I call him to 'come' (the command i've been using since day one) he just keeps going as if he cannot hear me. He eventually will come back wagging his tail as if he did nothing wrong! I'm wondering now is an electric collar my only answer or has anyone any suggestions?Return to Love Springer Spaniels FAQsReturn to Love Springer Spaniels Homepage