Hi! I’m Melanie McLeroy with Taurus Training
for Expert Village, and we’re going to work with a Bracco Italiano, also known as an Italian
setter. Now we’re going to work on teaching this Bracco Italiano or Italian Setter to
come. Now she is pretty intent on me, but she’s not sure whether or not I have the
hedgehog, so I’m going to just try giving her the command in backing up to see if she
will come. Now an important point, I have a long line on her. I just simply don’t
want her to escape, but these long lines even though they’re very cumbersome, can be really
helpful teaching your dog to come. I often times like to wander around the park and just
let them drag this, calling them back to me from time to time. If you need to you can
just step on this for safety. Bella, come, good girl, come, good girl. So I’m rewarding
her each time. Oh! Now I’ve got her attention. I’m just going to play with her a little
bit to get her excited. Come, now, good girl, yeah, so I was just using my body language
and some clapping there, clapping a little, yip, yip, yip sounds really help dogs learn
to come. You may be tempted to grab the long line and reel your dog in, but try to avoid
that in any circumstance, because you want coming to you to be a really positive thing.
Now a hunting dog like this Italian setter tends to want to check in with people a lot.
So capitalize on that especially when your Bracco Italiano is a puppy, that way you can
teach her how to come in a positive way.