Springer Spaniel Recall
My springer spaniel is 3 years old & I've had her since a puppy, I have tried to teach her the recall but the minute she is off the lead she is off like a shot.
I have tried training classes & she ran off- they could only suggest giving her treats to get her back (she's not interested), toys to lure her back (she's not interested) me running the other way (she doesn't care if she can't see me).
I gave up the class after 6 months. She is fine in the garden she will return on command, play with toys eat treats etc but give her a wide open space & she is off.
She will come back after about 10-20mins, I have never chased her when she runs off & don't scold her when she comes back but obviously put her on her extending lead & continue the walk. Her extending lead is the furthest she gets from me even though I walk her through bushes & let her paddle in a stream which she loves but I would love to just let her off knowing that she will be safe.Is there something blindingly obvious that I can try?From Anna@love-springer-spaniels
Sprinegrs really do know how to test us, this is a tricky one, short of going to a dog trainer who is clued up on springer spaniels I am not sure what to suggest as you have clearly beeen trying everything.
Have you tried the citronella collars, they may work, but I think your best bet is to to a gun dg trainer.
Good luck, I am sorry I could not give you more comprehensive advice, it sounds if you have one bold springer spaniel on your hands
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