she's not coming when called...help!
Our puppy Mattie is almost a year old, and we've had her for just about a month. And she has quite the mind of her own. As long as there is nothing more interesting than us around when we call to her, she will come the first time we holler. but if there is a toy, or a squirrel, birds, or another dog, she acts like she doesn't even hear us.
I don't want to have to resort to using a shock collar, but we've already tried using a whistle, a toy, and treats. is there another option we haven't tried?
She is going to be taken out on the bird hunts next fall, and we really need her to listen for her own safety.