You said you have never recalled her w/o giving a treat. The connection will be much stronger if you don't treat her every time. If she knows she is going to get kibble EVERY time, she has the choice to refuse. However, if she dosen't know what or IF she will get when she comes, the EXPECTATION will be a much stronger reinforcer. Its called an intermittent schedule of reinforcement.
pLaurent wrote:Is this a bully thing?
I've had Chloe for 4 years. She is obedience trained and very good with all commands except Come.
She absolutely will not come when called, even though she understands the command very well.
Trying her on a long lead (or any lead) is futile, since she will INSTANTLY come when she knows she's attached. She will also come with the speed of a greyhound if she knows I have a treat for her, and skid to a stop and do a perfect sit in front of me.
Otherwise, she either ignores me totally or looks at me and runs the other way. If I get closer, stamp my feett and pitch a fit, she will come, stopping numerous times to sniff something or roll on the ground.
I feel like beating the daylights out of her.
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