coffeegirl Posted April 27, 2018 Report Share Posted April 27, 2018 I've been using a generic whistle (the lips kind) for some recall, especially to get Carmen's attention when we're out on a walk. (We started walking on the sidewalk yesterday!) I actually prefer it to calling her name for attention over and over. She picked it up immediately and has a really good rate of attention with it. Only problem is... I forgot I randomly "happy whistle" around the house. So there I'll be, puttering around the kitchen, starting to whistle a tune, and... "Hey! I'm here! What is it? Huh? Huh? Treats? Yes?" Oh. Oops. And oops two or three more times (that's the problem with habits). Poor girl. Hey, while I'm here, quick question: I probably won't be trying any herding with her (I just can't get out of the city enough to pursue it), but I'd like her to come to a (instrument) whistle once we do off-leash in the future. I can't mouth whistle loud enough for this, even though I've tried to copy Youtube videos explaining how to loudly whistle. I think it's because I have a slight tongue tie. Anyway, does anyone have a favourite recall whistle? I know most of you use the shepherd's whistle, but I would be a big poser using that. It's tempting, though, learning looks fun. We'll probably be trying agility just for fun at a community place down the street. Do they use whistles at all? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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