Today I had one of the most harrowing experiences of my life. Far scarier than even my car accident that required months and months of physical therapy, chiropractic care, and dance classes for me to recover from.
In case you haven’t guessed it already: I witnessed my dog come within inches of being crushed under a car. So now you may be wondering, “Kate is a professional dog trainer. Why would her dog run into the street? That dog should be trained!” But here is the truth:
Arguably the most important thing you will ever teach your dog is the recall (COME). A young woman in a red dress is crouched at left in the foreground of the photo. A black & tan Dachshund mix is running excitedly toward her across an open grass field.
Without a reliable recall, you can never give your dog any freedom. And without being given any freedom, your dog is much more likely to make a break for it any chance he can and he will be less likely to come once he’s loose