Definitely get a hula hoop! So versatile. And you’ll feel like you’ve got a circus dog.I've got to get a hula hoop for Hugo! You all are inspiring me! (I should also be working a lot harder on recall but tricks are so fun!)
As for recall, this is something to be reinforced constantly. Meaning, whenever you call Hugo to you, it should be the world’s biggest celebration when he comes. Always positive, no exceptions. This is super easy to incorporate into your everyday life.
I rarely do dedicated recall sessions, unless my husband and I are playing the game where we stand at opposite ends of the house (or a field, etc.) and take turns calling Peggy and giving her a treat. She will literally trip over herself to scramble back to whoever’s calling her. And getting to race back to the other person becomes even more rewarding than the treat!