I would do it just to do something different with Rogue.
Today when we played, I waited until she made eye contact before I threw the ball.
YES! This is exactly what you want to do when you want to train something. She cant do X until she makes eye contact, and you just stand there, say "LOOK" once and thats it, and as soon as she makes eye contact, reward with a ball or what ever. then hold the eye contact a bit longer and do that until she is comfortable with holding eye contact for as long as you say.
Its the same with anything else, stand quiet until she sits quiet,
I need to change things up and keep my girl happy and stimulated.
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running or backpedaling away from your dog is huge for establishing a proper recall base. You running away from your dog swinging a toy in around > squirrel or interesting smells. Also a huge thing is restraining your pup to get them amped up then calling them to you. Get your husband to hold her on a leash run away swinging toy, stop turn around and recall.
Big mistake I made with my first dog is viewing a leash as “training wheels” rather than a remote shut off or immediate correction tool. My thought process went “well if I can work with her till she’s reliable off leash, then what purpose does on leash serve? I’m just wasting time”. Not helpful, you don’t ever want to give a order you can’t enforce. Get a tracking line 30-40 feet, let her get distracted & recall. Reel her in like a fish if you have to, but you’ve got to establish that when you say come you MEAN come & that’s right the hell now as quickly as you can get here. Her feelings on the matter aren’t important.
First 20 seconds of this vid show recall work, backpedaling, restraining.
Millie WLGSD in training for Schutzhund 5/27/17 & Grendel KNPV lines Malinois same + PP work 2/15/18
Tell us about yourself: I am: a father of 2 boys, a carpenter, hunter, runner. We have extensive experience with sled dogs, shepherd mixes, a wolf hybrid, and our current dog a 95# long haired Shiloh Shepherd. We added Endeavor in April 2016. She was not working out in HRD. I train for game recovery and general utility.
Oh well. U have e collar? That alone when properly used shoud help u with. My dog used to take off 90 percent of time. After e collar, outside feeding and serious nosework she is much more luv. She also wants to be near me, so she sleeps right infront bedroom door. U just need to train and get nerves of steel, if its treats and toys, consider urself lucky, it is far easier to train a dog with high drive.