My 8 month old minipoo is good with recall outdoors, but inside the house he usually runs away rather than to me when called. Following advice I saw cbrand offer to another poster, I now leave the lead on indoors so I can ensure he comes when called, I then reward him with food and praise. My question is why he's better with recall outdoors rather than indoors. Do you think it's because he feels safer inside and therefore more prone to exercising his own (spunky) free will? I will now faithfully practice indoor recall many times a day until I can get him in the groove. He's the most delightful little fellow imaginable and I try not to take it personally when he scoots away from me. Another little issue we're working on...he so wants my attention when I'm on the phone he will at times attach himself to my leg and hump! (He is nuetered.) I immediately put him in a down-stay (it can take a few attempts) but he ultimately obeys. However, each time the phone rings it's a new test of wills...will he leap up or not?? I think I should pretend to be on the phone, leave his lead on, and practice and reward the down-stay over an over again. Any other advice here? Many thanks!