Ra Kismet is very good at recall, in the garden anyway, not fully tested outside yet. Though he was coming at the pooch park, after he's thoroughly explored every inch! However, today we had "recall with a twist". He had been playing with his soccer ball, not unusual of course, and to get him to leave and come to do some 'serious' training, I asked him to come and bring his ball. Which he did with much glee and offered up his 'paw on ball trick'. Duly rewarded and asked again to leave his ball we set about training. Some time later, after going through all his tricks, working more on 'say your prayers' and 'shy', still a couple of wee problems to be ironed out there, we went onto his heel work and recall. Heel work went well, he stuck to me like glue, despite the soccer ball sitting very temptingly in his path. Much praise and of course lots of click/treats for this heroic effort! You could say 'duty above and beyond etc.' as he didn't even glance sideways at his ball and he KNEW it was there. However, when it came to 'sit/stay/recall' his 'inner soccer player' got the better of him. He did a perfect sit/stay but his recall was a little 'different'. Normally he flies down as soon as I cue him. Today however, he still flew down but with a slight difference! He collected his soccer ball from the sidelines,I thought he was about to go into full scale soccer mode, but no the little chap came flying down dribbling his soccer ball along with him. And presented me with 'paw on ball' and a perfect sit. Not quite the recall I had in mind, but as it was just so cute, and he looked so very, very pleased with himself, of course he got click/treat and praise. Wonder if this is a new 'trick' or should it be added to the curriculum of heel and obedience training! Just wish I could have captured it on video or camera. He was just so cute and so very proud of his effort.