Hi all, haven't been in for ages but here I am again So I recently got a full time job (first one since before I had Riley who is about to start school!) and I have very early starts (but this also means I finish in time to do the school run). We have been thinking about getting a second dog to keep Blade company during the day and have been visiting the dog adoption centres in our city and meeting some potential dogs. The problem we have come across often is the dogs compleeeeetely ignoring us when out in the 'play paddock'. Now, I've owned and trained dogs for many years and am very aware that recall needs to be trained. I also know that they are probably sick of meeting strangers and just want to be able to explore the paddock once out of their pen. But these dogs don't even acknowledge us once they are off lead, no matter how exciting we try and make ourselves with treats, toys, high pitched voices, running away etc. They won't even glance at us. They are all adolescent or adult dogs and have been rescued from the pound before being put down. They most likely ended up there by being wanderers. We would really like to adopt a dog that needs a home. Can this 'attitude' in the dogs be trained/changed?