I believe this was one of THE most useful pieces of advice and games another dog owner had given us when it came to our puppy recall….
One day at the dog park I was talking to a man - owner of a Visla, about his dog recall and he went into a story about how his dog took off after a rabitt. He made a game of it and decided to hide on his dog, in which it took his dog 30 minutes to find it's owner and since that day his dog obeys his recall.
We are lucky enough to to live in a building where there is an underground car park that is capable of holding 100 cars, but in our case there's only 6 cars, so we always play hide and seek on our B, especially after walks when his recall was poor. And because of playing this game, we have a dog that will come to us 80% of the time. We are still working on the 20%, but I'm happy that at 8 months he comes to us when we're out of site at the enclosed dog park.
Now, if only I can trap a squirrel in the car park and put Kairoe to the test! lol. j/k [kind of] :o