Follow our “train, prevent, interrupt” protocol – and spend most time training because that’s what will give you the best results.
Train the dog and teach it that it’s whortwhile to come to you when called. Reward lots of successful recalls and add distractions so that the dog learns that it’s great to respond to the recall cue no matter the distractions.
Prevent the dog from failing in (too) difficult situations by having it on leash or in a long line and harness.
Interrupt the dog by calmly going and get it if it doesn’t listen. Keep in mind that this isn’t where you want to end up, this is just to stop the dog from self rewarding. Then you go back to doing several successful (easier) recalls and reward them before trying a more difficult one again.
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