Springer Spaniel who used to recall with ball but now runs off with it!
We have had our rescue springer spaniel for 2yrs now. He was a stray and we think he is about 4yrs old now. We have had terrible trouble training him to bring the ball back in the park (any recall really but about 6months ago we managed it and he was pretty much 100% perfect. Return to Love Springer Spaniels FAQsReturn to Love Springer Spaniels Homepage
However recently he has taken to sometimes just running off with the ball. He chews it and runs off with it but wont come back to us. Sometimes it happens on throw 1 and sometimes on throw 20.
It is a complete nightmare and last week it took me over 30mins before I finally got him back! we have made sure we dont shout at him when we finally get him back but this cant continue!
If anyone has any tips they would be gratefully received ( we have tried all manor of food treats but he has no interest what so ever) , we have alsotried being really excited when he comes back but nothing works when he gets into that frame if mind.