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Alternating Recall Exercise

If you have more than one dog, you probably most often call them to you together. You may have even instilled a phrase such as “Dogs, come!” to let them know you mean both (or all) of them, rather than one dog in particular. But there may be times you want only one dog to come, or to perform another activity such as jumping in or out of your vehicle while the other one stays.


The exercise you’ll see in this video is one that I used to love practicing with my own dogs. They enjoyed it as well, and the skill often came in handy in our daily lives. Sadly, Bodhi recently passed away, but I actually have quite a few videos featuring him and/or Sierra that were going to be used for a project I eventually decided against. So, if there’s enough interest (let me know in the comments), I’ll include more of them in future blogs.


In other news, I’ve been gratified to get so much positive feedback on both Help for Your Dog-Reactive Dog as well as the updated version of One on One: A Dog Trainer’s Guide to Private Lessons. Writing a book can be a long and sometimes challenging process. It helps to know that the effort is worthwhile in that it’s helping people and dogs, so thank you to those of you who take the time to leave feedback.


Here at the Wilde household, it’s been all about Sierra. She's been having health issues for some time, and at the age of 15, we’re all about making her as comfortable as possible. She still enjoys park outings, even if she can’t run the way she used to (that makes two of us!). And happily, she’s still all about our cuddle-fests, which happen multiple times daily. What can I say, I love that girl more than I can say, and I’m so grateful she’s still with us. Anyway, enjoy the video and if you try the exercise with your dogs, let me know how it went!

You can find my books, seminar recordings, and blog at www.nicolewilde.com.

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