I thought my guys had a reliable recall...until the other day. We were at the park at the top of my street (thank God it's on a quiet street) where we go at least twice a week. I took of the leads and Shelby immediately dashed across the street (thankfully there were no cars, my heart was pounding) and into a yard to chase the birds. No calling would get her back, it was literally less than a minute til she came back, once the birds took off she was done, but had a car been coming I shudder to think of what would have happened. Now, no one goes off leash until we are securely in the park and completely away from the street. I particularly like to take them to the high school ball field because there is NO street access, it's huge and the school is nicely fenced. Scared me to death the other day!!!! Learned my lesson big time. Shelby is a bird dog!!
Loving mom to Jake, Shelby and Micah