- Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves
The biggest lesson on teaching recall in dogs - NEVER give the command when the dog has the option not to come. It's a one command that ALWAYS has to be followed through. Even those trainers who compete in obedience trials with their dogs teach "come" on-leash. This comment alone tells me that the dog has seen zero formal training. The best (and safest) thing for this pup and everyone around him is to go to a family that has the time to exercise and train this dog.