You are all sooo good and have helped us so much - Thank you!! 15 month old female - Josie. In familiar areas - open field, yard, etc. - Josie stays in a reasonable range off leash and comes back to me immediately. When we go to a new area - usually wooded - she will bolt off leash and out of sight. She has always come back (100%) but I am not comfortable with the amount of time it takes (5-10 min.) and I get worried and end up calling and wondering if she will come back. How would you recommend that I proceed with training? Many thanks again -
I will give the bell a try. What do you think about the e-collar?
You might also try calling her back before she commits to leaving you. Meaning, keep an eye on her in the woods and when she reaches a point where you can still see her but you know she's about to be gone, call her in.
Wonderful advice. I will try exactly what you recommend. Many thanks!!!!!!!