Why is dog recall training so important?

Posted by Mike Trevena 07/07/2016

We often hear stories about dogs being shot by farmers and the sad fact is that these often these incidents could have been avoided.

If you cannot trust your dog to come back you should keep it on a lead and all dogs should be kept on leads at all times when you are near fields containing livestock.

Even the best trained dogs can be unpredictable around other animals and legally farmers have the right to shoot a dog if they are worrying their livestock.

In the event that your dog escapes from their lead, or runs ahead in the direction of fields containing livestock, you need to be able to recall your dog and trust that he or she will come back immediately.

Recall training is important to help build trust between you and your dog and most importantly, to keep your dog safe.

If you’re thinking about getting a dog, consider our trained puppies and family dogs, which will give you and your new companion the very best start. If your existing dog(s) have recall issues, get in touch with us to find out about how our residential dog training can help your dog.

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