It is extremely important that the Come command is always a happy thing. Even if you just chased him over 5 counties, when he does come to you it is extremely important that he gets praise like he just saved the world. When we practice Recall in lessons it is usually with very few distractions but in the real world we are usually calling our dogs right after they've bolted after a cat. Coming back to you must be more fun than chasing that cat which is a very difficult thing to achieve.
But that is my task for tomorrow. I will try to find the perfect praise for Helo to make Recall the funnest thing ever. It will take some trouble shooting but for such a happy guy I am certain we can find his happy place for Recall.
Other than that he is doing extremely well. He has retained his training from over a year ago very nicely and he is a dream to work with. When we are not working he makes the entire household laugh with his antics. Between tossing toys to people in hopes that they get tossed back, teasing the other dogs into playing with him, and pouncing on unsuspecting nylabones, he is one happy-go-lucky boy.