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Recall blessings

PipsMom

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We always thought it  best to teach some sort of recall and enforce it constantly daily with simple command words.....We'll today it was needed big time. Hubby took our next door neighbors trash bins around and forgot to close our gate. I have a phobia and always look out to check it whenever I let the terriable two out for a wee and play time...This time to my horror it was OPEN and they were headed down the path but at the end our other neighbors house.......They must have thought they were going for another walkie and happy as Larry about it......... They stopped and look back like in innocent expectation......You coming mom?

I always say when time to go indoors....Inside.... and  most of time they come clambering in right away.....So I sternly said "inside" and pointed.....Abby came right back and went to her dad who was at the door by then, frozen in place by shock! But Pip looked back again and went right on around the corner. I had to try to run before he got to the road...these feet don't run good anymore....When I reached the corner I again said.... Pip Inside...and he stopped and crouched down for me to pick him up.

I tell you I was literally shaking after what could have been but remembered to praise them for good Inside....Thank goodness I taught them one thing that could save them....it could have turned out so much worse. 



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Glad everything is ok! Scary.

You're so right, Recall is the probably one of the most important commands.

I've been focusing on that with Buddy using high-value treats

Mostly to keep him near me in the house so he isn't pooping in the corner or chewing a wire, but you make good point about outdoors as well.

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Phew!

all it takes is a moment of distraction, or an unusual break in the routine... :) hope you gave Hubby a hug too - i expect he was the most shocked of all!

ver glad it ended so well!

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Wow!  I've been there and had the same type of experience with my Fluffy.  Scared me half to death.  I"m so glad it all turned out ok.  

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Yeah because that is not easy with most Shih-Tzu :D teaching them.. I have that fobia too with the gate..oh the  things that go through your head in those few minutes they are out of your sight..what a scare. Good teamwork though! :thumb:

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OH my gosh this had me holding my breath the whole time reading, I am Sooo glad you reinforced that command and they came back. I too have that awful fear and just know Missy would be gone in a flash. Good job Abby for coming right back sweetie! Wow I bet your hubby triple checks that from now on, what a scare for all and so glad it turned out good in the end. A big hug to all.

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On October 28, 2016 at 1:26 PM, Jo-Anne said:

Yeah because that is not easy with most Shih-Tzu :D teaching them.. I have that fobia too with the gate..oh the  things that go through your head in those few minutes they are out of your sight..what a scare. Good teamwork though! :thumb:

LOL!

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So glad all turned out well... Dean will sometimes forget to count when getting them back in but with enough yelling, I think he finally learned that my bite would be much worse than my bark, lol!

Max, he's become so obstinate and refuses to come...and he used to be the good one!

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