My 6 year old standard schnoodle doesn't come when I call him while we are out walking. If he sees a cat, chicken, or almost any small animal he will purse it and ignore my come command. At home or in close quarters he is obedient. There have been days when I have been late for work because he has ran off. I can't run him on the leash so I need to be able to let him run on his own and return to me when called. Thanks in advance for your advice.

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Sep 08, 2016
Total Recall w/ Pippa
by: Molly

Check out his guide online! Trying this now with my pup!

May 09, 2016
by: Linda and Max

Hi there,
You are right, you need to let your Schnoodle run off the leash.
He sounds like he may have a strong prey drive (like Max), ie he has a natural; instinct to chase small animals birds, etc.
You may never be able to stop him doing this entirely -although training will certainly help with the recall.
Start training him when you are out on walks, always take treats with you and call him back a lot and reward him with praise or treats.
When he thinks you always have treats, he will improve. This is a hugely simplified version of teaching the recall, there are many good books out there on recall, including one written by Pippa Mattinson - Total Recall .
There's also free advice on the internet.
Good luck

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