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Four Common Problems and Solutions in Dog Training

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Problem 2: Your dog won't return when you call.

Henard suggests nipping this one in the bud.

"In this situation, I calmly herd up the dog and put him in his box," he says. "Then, if there is a break for lunch, or later that afternoon, I will take him out and have an obedience session with him on a check cord or with a shock collar. He has to show me he knows what 'here' means."

And at home? You've got it — he drills the dog in returning on the whistle over and over again.

"We teach dogs book smarts in the yard," Henard says. "But they have to learn street smarts in the field."

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