Publisher: Tawzer Dog LLC
Edition: 2015 DVD
Run Time: 65 Mins
ISBN: #807 Item: DTB1397
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Summary:Do you dream of your dog running to you the very first time you call? We'll show you how.
Is your dog convinced that “Come!” is optional? Imagine calling your dog and having him race back to you. It can be done!
Learn the easy and fun steps of a Rocket Recall so that you and your dog can safely enjoy off-leash activities.
In this DVD, you’ll learn:
• Tips for making recall training a great time for you and your dog
• How to build fabulous focus and attention for your Rocket Recall foundation
• The Chase Me Game – a fun way to build your dog’s desire to come to you
• How to create a simple training plan to help your dog “get it right”
• Strategies for recall success in highly challenging environments
• Ways to avoid – and undo – the common mistakes that undermine a reliable recall
Brad Waggoner, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP - Brad Waggoner’s dog-training expertise spans therapy dog evaluation, TAGteach, AKC evaluation, humane education, teaching other trainers, and professional dog walking instruction. His credentials include, among others, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Karon Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, TAGteach Primary Level and dog*tec Dog Walking Academy Instructor. Brad is a member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers and Pet Professional Guild. Lisa Lyle Waggoner, CPDT-KA, CSAT, PMCT2 - Lisa Lyle Waggoner is an expert trainer, instructor, writer, and speaker with over a decade’s experience teaching people and dogs to succeed together. Among Lisa’s credentials are Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer, Pat Miller Certified Trainer Level 2 and dog*tec Dog Walking Academy instructor. She’s a member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers and Pet Professional Guild.
DogEvals knew of Cold Nose College with Brad and Lisa Waggoner but just recently purchased one of their DVDs and . . . are we glad!
A Difficult Skill for Your Dog. . . .But You CAN do it!
First of all, the dog training “professors” truly believe you can teach your dog a reliable off-leash recall.
They break down the process into teeny tiny bits so you succeed every inch of the way plus they give easy-going praise. When people receive a reward (praise or seeing our dog succeed), we repeat the behavior. Rocket Recall is easy, effective fun personified – I would watch any DVD by Brad and Lisa, attend any seminar, workshop or class. (Wish they lived a few hours closer!)
Rocket Recall also mentions Four Stages of Learning and Twelve Rules of Rocket Recalls, then Premack it! (Grandma’s Law), ending with R&D – not research and development but reinforcement and distractions. Catchy terms make quicker learning and easier remembering.
The Kitchen Dog
Many dogs are “kitchen dogs”: they quickly learn an automatic Sit in the kitchen because that’s where the treats are. This is a dog with a high school diploma.
But you probably want your dog to get his or her PhD and come when called outdoors, off-leash.
That is where Rocket Recall comes in with plenty of small, doable baby-steps starting with a captured check-in that is clicked and treated.
Helpful hints abound like which hand to hold the leash, the treat, and the clicker when you have only two hands, not three. Thoughtful treat placement sets up your dog for success, then and only then can you graduate to a long line and distractions. You can also change the word, Come! to something fun like Cookie! or Shazaam!
Cues (not commands) can be visual, auditory (voice or a whistle) or environment (less controllable, like a knock on the door).
If you ask me, . . . . (but you didn’t)
The DVD may be too long and repetitive in that there are a few too many (for this reviewer) demonstrations of the same technique or behavior being trained with so many different dogs - either clients and their dogs, or the trainers’ dogs themselves. I would have liked the slides with words to be shown for a few more seconds – sometimes when I was taking notes, I looked up to see worthwhile words, looked down to write them, looked up at the DVD to catch more memorable words – but we had gone on to the next demonstration (guess I’ll just have to watch the DVD again!). And finally, there were a few places where a voice-over would have worked better.
However, . . . .
Rocket Recall is still perhaps the best and is a treasured resource for teaching a rock-solid recall to clients and to dogs alike.