Enlightened by Dogs Podcast

EBD297 Ending the Recall Struggle with Connection, Not Command

Today’s episode addresses the common yet frustrating issue many dog moms face – their dogs not responding to recall in everyday situations. 

In this insightful episode, host Kathy sheds light on why traditional command-based recall methods often fall short and offers a more effective, connection-based approach. 

This podcast is essential for dog moms looking to understand their dogs better and build a relationship where recall becomes a natural, stress-free part of their daily life. Kathy guides listeners through practical, real-life scenarios, demonstrating how empathy and understanding can transform recall from a struggle to a joyful interaction.

Key takeaways:

  • Recall as an Invitation, Not a Command: Shifting from commanding to inviting your dog strengthens your bond and makes recall a positive experience.
  • Understanding Over Obedience: Understanding your dog’s unique personality, needs, and emotions is key to effective recall training.
  • Building Trust, Not Just Compliance: Fostering trust and safety with your dog leads to more natural and reliable recall responses.
  • The Power of Connection: A deep, heart-centered connection with your dog is transformative in overcoming recall challenges.
  • Practical Everyday Applications: Practical insights into everyday scenarios improve recall reliability and overall cooperation.


Become a calm and confident Dog Mom with a cooperative, happy dog … without obedience training, relying on treats or arousing games, or corrections of any type.

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