i taught them to recall to me. Echo was off lead from 12 weeks old.
first on a long drag line, then i let her off.
if they have a fave toy or treat they get that as the reward for coming back. with Gypsy and Inca, my self and my mum went to the parck one toog whichever dog it was we had with us and walked in one direction, the other person in the other direction. not that far away but far enough for the pups to run to each of us when we called.
I think we are lucky in Glasgow, I have the doggy park accross from my front door, another Park 100yards down the road, Rugby Pitches, Lynne Park both 10 min walk and I am 5min in car from Pollok Park and Rouken Glen, the arguments in our house are what Park to take Poppy too, each one of the kids has a favourite. Rouken Glen is popular at the monent as it has the play area for the kids, the big pond and the glen walks which means that Poppy can sniff aboutand go for a paddle in the stream. Although I am sure whent he cold weather comes in, it will be me and poppy on our own.