Training the Whistle Recall DVD won a Maxwell in 2009 for Best Training DVD!
Coming when called is probably the most important behavior you can teach your dog. It’s about security, freedom, and can even be life-saving!
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This DVD is outlined for a 5 week program of training your dog to come to a whistle.
The Training the Whistle Recall DVD came to be years ago when Cody, my Sheltie was going deaf. I was on a beach up in MA at midnight for last potty walk of the night and lost him! I was screaming and screaming and freaking out and no Cody! He couldn’t hear me over the crash of the surf and I couldn’t find him anywhere!…….I finally found him – he wasn’t being “disobedient” – he simply couldn’t hear me.
Thus started my program of teaching the whistle recall!
It’s a 28 minute DVD, menu driven, 5 week program. Many dogs of many breeds have been taught this and are very successful! My 2 favorite stories are from clients: 2 Akitas came OUT OF A DEER CARCASS TO THE WHISTLE and the Corgi that CAME AWAY FROM AN ALLIGATOR!!!! OMG
Whistle off of play! whistle recall off play
The whistle recall is a great tool for many reasons:
- If your student’s dog is starting to lose its hearing, the whistle will often be heard
- If your student has poisoned their “Come” cue, the whistle is a great alternative (or addition to a verbal recall – in the meantime, have them change their verbal cue to something different)>/li>
- If the dog gets lost, the whistle sound travels much farther than a verbal recall
- The whistle can be heard over nature’s sounds – surf, thunder, rain, etc., and even man-made sounds like a generator, loud trucks, etc.
- The whistle is never annoyed, never angry, never scared or panicked; It sounds the same every time
Biscuit and Cricket learn how to come to the whistle!
For trainers, I have written a curriculum that you can use for group classes or privates and you also have the ability to become a Ceritified Whistle Recall Instructor (ceu’s too!)
You can see the curriculum here, and Certification here.
Not surprising that Pam has developed an innovative way to help us keep our dogs safe! This invaluable DVD will lead us all to improve our handling skills, communication and relationship with our dogs. Too many times we see the unfortunate fate of a dog being chased while the owner is frantically running and screaming at their dog to come to them. Pam’s “positive motivation” mindset, skills and practices on this DVD could, very well, save your dog’s life! I loved the part where Shadow, Beau and Emma were swimming in the lake, Pam whistled for them and all three flew right to her – amazing! Thank you, Pam, for sharing this with all of us and caring about what we share with our beloved pets! Ann Ford, Hagerstown, MD
I have been training different types of recalls for thirty years, as both a competitor and a professional trainer. Pam’s Whistle Recall puts all others in the trash! It has been fail proof for not only my own dogs–including a Yorkie–but I have been teaching it to my clients, both in classes and privates. I have yet to have it fail, even with a bull-headed French Bulldog! Do the steps, don’t skip, don’t rush and you will have a dog that comes every time.
Jill Kessler Miller
The DVD is terrific and the whistles are really pretty. I am so impressed. You even covered the topic of multiple dogs, which I find some trainers seem to leave out. Excellent step-by-step information. Great job and thank you so much! Lola C.
“THE WHISTLE RECALL is a treasure and a bargain – complete with a whistle! It’s a very accessible and straightforward DVD that breaks down the steps to achieving a successful recall, valuable for those with multiple dog households, for those who hike with dogs as well as those who walk off leash in larger suburban and city parks. In between actual training sessions, Pam offers clear written instructions recapping each step, demonstrating how anyone can have success with this method. With a running time of under 30 minutes long, anyone who trains dogs can utilize this method and learn it very quickly.” —Peg Munves, CPDT
I’ve used this with several clients over the yrs — and with my own dawggs. It’s superb. The video is concise and well produced — you’ll need a bowl of microwave popcorn. Just aces!
Last week I watched two training DVDs. The first (not yours) was a real disappointment… so much so that my mind went to “man, that was a dollar a minute for the DVD and maybe a minute of it was useful” … then I watched yours and was over the moon. A great value for the money. And I count that in knowledge imparted. Thanks, Pam!
I ordered Pamela Dennison’s Training the Whistle Recall DVD because I am working with a client who has a rehomed lure course whippet. She wants a solid recall and I told her using a whistle would be her best chance. I thought I should go to the source to learn this method. Well, I LOVE this DVD. It’s not lengthy but very clear, concise instructions and Pam presents herself like she is talking to her best friend. The videography is well done, good choice of background music and nice setting. I’ve been practicing this method with my dog, so I’m as clean and clear as Pam was in her presentation, using the whistle is a hoot (pun intended). My clicker trained cat even came out to get in on the fun!
Thanks so much for sending this so quickly Pamela. I used your DVD to train our 8 week old working cocker 5 years ago and he has a fantastic recall. He worked for 3.5 years as a search dog and his recall was the envy of the team! Unfortunately I lent the DVD to someone who didn’t give it back, and as we are just about to get a new puppy, I want to do a refresher! Thanks for such a fantastic method which has been it’s weight in gold.
NOTE: Please use a real whistle, not a silent dog one. It is my belief that the silent whistles are really broken ones and they are being foisted onto an unsuspecting public. —Pam
The whistle come in:
White text on purple whistle on a key ring
White text on hunter green whistle on a key ring
lanyards are no longer available
* may be shipped in any color combination, depending on availability.