So I must admit I've never trained a pooch from a pup but I have trained in other areas, but not broken any habits.
I've been open minded while searchin for a new lab and I came across a 1.5yo male lab and the owners say he likes to leave the yard and doesn't come when called. I imagine at 1.5yo it can be tough to break a habit like this that the owner has never attempted to break before. If I'm gonna take my labs out hunting, camping and 4wheeling, they would have to listen. My current lab, Kimber knows all the commands and listens VERY well, considering she came from the pound last april. She has been the best dog I've ever had.
So what would be some good suggestions in tackling this? I don't want to pick up a dog and have the problem worsen or not be able to break it, it would defeat the purpose of having him.
To my knowledge he spends his time on a chain and I don't want to raise a dog tied up all the time. I'll be building a chain link pen for the summer but when I'm at home I want them to be able to roam in the yard, and not take off.