I rescued a 1 year old German Shorthaired Pointers almost eight months ago. I was afraid i'd never be able to let him off of his leash, but after working with him on-leash for the past eight months I am finally able to trust him off of his leash. The best way to teach a dog to come (especially a food-motivated hound) is by keeping some really delicious treats in your pocket... every time the dog responds or "checks in", give him a treat! It takes time. Don't rush it, because a few bad experiences can really frustrate both you AND your dog.
Answered by Anonymous - 9/22/2011 11:29:33 PM