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I keep a long lead on Rookie when he's swimming. It's kind of funny, actually, he likes to dive and grab the end of the lead. He looks like a duck himself when he dives for it.
Rookie's recall is pretty good, but by no means perfect around distractions. I did some recall practice with him at the lake when the ducks were around. I used a tin of sardines as a treat. He went bonkers over the sardines. He could be running at full speed towards a duck and if I called him to "Come," he would spin on a dime and come back because he knew I had sardines. After a few recalls, I switched it up with some other treats.
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