My friend should teach Lotta to come when called. She has sometimes trained that. She has noticed that some people use also whistle for recall. If the whistle is used for recall, how will the dog learn to come also without it? My friend thinks she would use a bell inside instead of whistle because Lotta doesn't always react to speach.
Since my friend would like to teach Lotta to come both with verbal cue and a bell, where should she begin? Should she teach in one way at the time and wait until she has teached that completely? Or could she teach them alternately? So, how would you teach your dog to come when you ring a bell? Would you then use also a verbal cue?
My friend has sometimes noticed that they have mentioned somewhere that you could also use a hand target for recall. How does this work? If you have already teached that, do you say the touch cue? How do you change that so, that you could use the actual recall cue?
My friend uses a clicker because her dog sometimes moves so fast and she wouldn't otherwise have enough time to reward her dog when she does something right and she reacts differently to speak and a click. We have created a thread
where we discuss more about Lotta's training and behavior.