LETTER: Working dog not family pets

Dear Editor,

In reply to Mr Bower regarding owners not able to call their dogs. May I remind him that working dogs on farms are entirely different to family pets.

Most dog owners use the off-leash areas to teach their dogs to return to them when called.

How else is a dog owner to teach recall when their pets are on leash while out walking and the Shoalhaven is very limited in off-leash areas?

Some backyards are not big enough for teaching recall.

Mr Bower in regard to dogs not coming unless they “get a biscuit”, we teach our dogs with kindness and rewards for good behaviour.

Eventually the dogs come willingly.

Have some understanding Mr Bower - our dogs are not robots.

F. Foster Ulladulla

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