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Features November 2015 Issue

If Only My Dog Would Come When I Call

When Jasper comes,Dr. Dodman is happy.

If Only My Dog Would Come When I Call

The wrong and the right way to get your dog to return to your side

“Here’s the thing,” says Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, DACVB, Director of the Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic. “For the majority of dogs, especially young, fit, athletic breeds, walking them only on a lead is not sufficient. They need real exercise. They need to run, and they need to run off leash. They’re bred for it. It’s chapter 1 of dog ownership. I used to take my 84-year-old mother for a one-mile walk, and neither of us…

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