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Re: Terrible 3s?
For the last 3 days weíve spent about 20-25 minutes in the evening with a 30 ft line working on ďcomeĒ with rabbits moving around the yard. He hasnít given chase since the incident as the rabbits tend to scurry out of sight, so itís been hard to set him up for a success or correction. Instead, Iíve tried to focus strictly on recall by letting him start to get interested on the trail of a critter and calling him back to me. If he comes, lots of praise, if he ignores, he gets a verbal correction and a yank on the line. Is this achieving the same goal of setting him up on a rabbit and then correcting? If so, what would be my next step ultimately leading up to letting him off leash? Making it sound like Iím unclipping the leash so he thinks itís off but keeping the line on and seeing how he does? Maybe Iím giving him too much credit but I think at least some of the times heís come back, he hears the line zipping through the grass and heís more responsive to that than my command. With cutting back food, is this just to keep him engaged/motivated?