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How To Teach Your Dog a Solid Recall by Alexandra Santos

  • Thursday, November 05, 2015
  • 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, November 05, 2022
  • 12:30 PM
  • Recorded Webinar


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How To Teach Your Dog a Solid Recall  

presented by  Alexandra Santos


PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5, KPA 1.5, CPDT 1.5

Many dog owners don't give their dogs much freedom to run loose, because they're afraid the dog won't come back when called. It's a fact that, the moment the leash is removed from the dog's collar, we immediately enter into direct competition with the environment - the dog is free and thus can make choices between interacting with the environment or something in it and coming to us when called. It is also a fact that we often, inadvertently, train "stubbornness" and reinforce non-compliance with the recall cue.

This webinar will teach dog owners how to train a solid recall by avoiding common mistakes, following some basic rules for success, choosing the right reinforcers, and providing the correct consequences for compliance and for non-compliance.

Webinar Objectives

  • A brief overview of respondent conditioning
  • A brief overview of operant conditioning
  • David Premack's principle; reinforcer sampling; jackpot
  • Main reasons why dogs fail the recall
  • Common mistakes while teaching the recall
  • Basic rules for teaching a solid recall
  • The solid recall step by step
  • When and how to put the recall on an intermittent schedule

About The Presenter

Alexandra Santos is a professional canine behavior consultant and trainer, with formal education through The Animal Care College in the U.K. where she graduated with honors for the Diploma of Advanced Canine Psychology, and through The Companion Animal Sciences Institute where she graduated with distinction for the Diploma of Advanced Dog Training.

She is the author of the books “Puppy Problems” and “Puppy and Dog Care” and has also authored and co-authored several articles for the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior and for the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior. Alexandra lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal, has been a lecturer at several seminars on positive reinforcement-based training, is a professor at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias and provides individual coaching for dogs and their people.

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