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Adele's Training Videos

Puppy Sonic

Sonic at 8 weeks

Photo by Wendy Tisdall

When Adele brought home her Flat-Coated Retriever puppy "Sonic" in October of 2011, she started producing short videos of training sessions. The ones she has finished are organized by classes and by areas of training. You can also see all of the videos Adele has posted on her YouTube channel.

Areas of Training: Recalls

"In obedience, any time your dog is coming to you, he is doing a recall. The recall is a foundation exercise for many different formal obedience exercises, including the Novice recall, the Open Drop on Recall and all of the retrieve exercises. The basic purpose is for the dog to come at a brisk trot or gallop. The recall is also one of the most common reasons many dog owners sign up for an obedience class: they want their dog to come to them when he is called." (pg 191, Competition Obedience: A Balance Act)

If there isn't a link, it means Adele hasn't released a video on that topic.

Formal Exercises

The Novice Recall

The Drop on Recall

The Signal Recall

Beginning sit stay


Cookie-toss recall

Cookie-toss recall through chute

Motivational recall from sit

Motivational recall from down


Front attention

Moving front attention

Beginning fronts and finishes

Chair fronts

Chute fronts

Platform fronts

Steering fronts

Wagon wheel fronts

Scoot fronts

Angled scoot fronts

Proofing fronts


Swing/left finishes

Circle/around/right finishes

Adding corrections to finishes

Proofing finishes

Drop on Recall

Cookie-toss down 1

Cookie-toss down 2

Cookie-toss down stages 3 & 4

Cookie-toss down stage 5


Recall signal

Finish signal (around finish)

Finish signal (left finish)