04-02-2008, 04:36 PM
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For the exercise, when you throw the treat out, the dog will go after it. Then, before he goes to the treat, you call his name. As soon as he turns his head back to look at you, you click or say yes. You eventually want him to turn before he gets the treat, then reward him by letting him get the treat afterwards. At first he'll probably get the treat, then look. That is ok. But work towards getting him to turn before getting to the treat.
The object to this exercise is to get him to always respond to you, no matter what. It's like a very important recall, but you are just wanting him to immediately turn to you for the next command.