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Recall 102: Adding Distance and Moving Out of Sight

Recall: Increasing the Criteria


  • Clicker
  • Treats
  • Treat pouch


TRAINING ENVIRONMENT: Start in the least distracting (most boring) place in your home.


RECOMMENDED TREAT POSITION: Throw a party in place



  • You’ve been calling from six feet away and throwing a party.  Extend that to ten feet or across the room from your dog.  Practice this for a few days.
  • Once your dog is successful at step one, begin making it a little more difficult by stepping PARTIALLY out of sight.  For example, stand on the other side of a doorway with part of your body showing and part obscured by the door.  Practice several times.
  • Gradually move farther out of sight so your dog can see just your arm and head.
  • Finally, move completely out of sight.
  • Don’t forget to throw a party each time your dog comes to you!


Practice three times a day, and throw a party every time!




My dog won’t come.

  • Try a less distracting environment.
  • Are you throwing a party every time?
  • Have you used your recall word outside of training?  Please remember that right now this word is only to be used during training.
  • Go back to the previous step and work on it for a few more days.  You may have moved faster than your dog can handle.