The role of motivation in recall

Training your dog to return to you on command (recall) can be a great challenge. Establishing a reliable recall has many benefits including above all safety. An important feature of successful recall is motivation, the driving force behind behaviour. Consider motivation if your dog is unreliable for recall. For a comprehensive review of how to successfully train your dog to recall click on the following link:http://dogsnsw.org.au/resources/dogs-nsw-magazine/articles/behaviour/277-total-recall-train-your-dog-to-come-every-time-you-call.html

See here for a stirling example of what can happen when recall goes wrong: 

About Dr Kate

Perth vet and proprietor of Kalmpets Animal Behaviour Centre and Dog Day Care, Dr Kate Lindsey completed a first class honours degree in zoology and neuroscience at UWA, followed by a veterinary degree with first class honours, at Murdoch. Since graduating in 2005, Dr Kate has worked as a vet in small animal practices around Perth. As her zoological roots show, she has always had an interest in animal behaviour. Dr Kate successfully completed a post-graduate program in veterinary behaviour medicine and was admitted as a member of The Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Animal Behaviour in 2012. She is a qualified veterinarian behaviourist. Dr Kate established Kalmpets in 2012, Western Australia’s only sole focus mobile vet behaviour practice that delivered comprehensive solutions to improve behaviour problems in dogs, cats and pets.

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