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does anybody here incorporate whistle training into their routine? thinking about adding it ecspecially for recall.
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I use it when we are off leash at the river etc. I find I am a more cnosistent trainer with it also.
 
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I practiced the whistle training today. For me, it means come back to the general area. It is not a formal come/recall.

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So how is it done? Do you just pair it up with your usual recall word or what?
I pair it with my recall and first and have them come in and reward. I'm also lucky that now I have older dogs who know it, and then the puppy follows. I start when they are very close to me but off leash to and make it VERY easy.
 

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We have a revene, at the end of our street.

When AMY was 3 months old, I took her into the woodlot and when she was sniffing around off-leash, I went and hide, 100 ft. away.
- gave the sharp whisle and when I got her attention, I yelled her name with the "come" command
- the puppy came running to me, for hugs & kisses
She caught on quickly, and we practiced it infrequently...over the years / she never forgot it.
 
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