Jack-A-Bee: Come Command
My husband and I rescued what was labeled a Beagle Mix, but is actually a Jack-A-Bee. Lucy was very calm and passive when we first adopted her, but it took only a few days of love for her JRT traits to come out. She is as loving and smart as we could have ever hoped for, but there are some down sides, especially since we rescued her very late in her puppy stage (1 year).
The JRT stubbornness is ever apparent, and try as she might to take her focus away from whatever that Beagle nose smells and pay attention to our commands, she struggles. With minimal distractions or a food reward, Lucy will do any range of tricks/commands. In the open dog park she acknowledges the Come Command or the long distance whistle. However, she doesn't always come. Many times, she will either look straight at us and simply stay put or look up and then continue on her way. Also, she can be submissive to other dogs and is VERY submissive to us (she knows she's not Alpha).
It doesn't seem to matter if she's far or near, and we always keep treats around so Lucy is very aware of the reward for Coming. Does anyone have any suggestions? Enticing tricks for training?