Recall back to handler.
Reward highly each time
Do not call for a ‘punishment’ (coming in, bath, harness etc)
inside- will recall back
garden – will run in. Very occasionally wont if been a long time and he’s sniffing something.
walks (on lead)- will recall when 10-20 m away and no other dogs around. need to get attention first often
Hierarchy of distractions for desensitising him :
- it has been a while since he checked in (try recalling after 1,2, 3 etc mins)
- generally distracted by smells on wind or ground, esp in woods
- in garden
- on walk- walking along
- on walk-smelling an area he wants to mark=totally in the zone
- hears another dog or person
- sees a person
- sees another dog in distance
- sees another dog closer by- will be focussed on that 100%