You have smelly liver snacks in your hand (your dog’s favorite) and you call her to come with a friendly, playful voice. She looks briefly at you, and runs the other way. Does this sound familiar? You may be thinking you did everything right, but what was your body telling your dog? One of the most common mistakes people make when calling their dogs is to move forward, but to a dog, that means “Stop!” Lassie Come! will teach you how to tell your dog what you want, using both your voice and your body. Your dog will say “Finally I know what you want! Why didn’t you ‘say’ so before!”
Join Trisha on her farm for a forty-five minute demonstration of how to teach your dog to come when called, what to do when she doesn’t come during training sessions, and how to get started proofing a solid recall through difficult distractions. This fun and effective method includes demonstrations with dogs of all descriptions and is filmed in the beautiful green hills of southern Wisconsin.
Who Should Buy
Just get a new puppy and want a dog who always comes when called? Have an adult dog who doesn’t have a reliable recall in your yard or at the dog park? If you answered yes, this DVD is for you! Patricia illustrates positive training methods that can turn your dog into Lassie before you know it.
This is a great basic “how-to” video that can help your clients teach their dogs to be responsive when off leash. It’s hard to illustrate these methods in an office—let Patricia do it on her farm and show how positive reinforcement can lead to great recalls once the owners understand how and when to use it.
Perfect to send home with new puppy owners to avoid those panicked phone calls about dogs who darted out of the house and won’t come back when called. Experts know that better behaved dogs get more freedom and have happier owners, so do everyone a favor and help them get off on the right paw from the outset.
Most people don’t expect a lot from their dog; they want a dog who comes when called, doesn’t jump on visitors and won’t bite their children. But we all know that each of those things can be a lot to ask from a dog with a history, so help everyone out by giving new adopters the tools they need to turn little lost dogs into Lassie by having reliable recalls.
“Invaluable! Wish I’d had this when I was training my dog!”
-Harriet Irwin, Dog Owner and Trainer
“Lassie Come. [Recalls are] probably the most important thing we can teach our dogs. While stay and down and tricks are useful and fun, the recall can literally save our dogs’ lives, yet it’s the one command I let slide for too long. When I watched the DVD at home, my dog was fascinated and wanted to be near Trisha, so I had a good feeling it was going to work. I also use the ‘woah’ to stop him as he’s running away from me-
I do my best to channel Trisha’s voice and it really does the job.”
-Cindy Muskus Plummer on Facebook
Publisher: McConnell Publishing Ltd
Video Taped and Edited: Tawzer Dog Videos
DVD Release Date: 2005
Location: Intstructional DVD taped in Wisconsin
Number of Discs: 1
Run Time: 45 MIN