Sorry, didnt explain that very well did i? i didnt mean ‘pull’ as in literally pull at the rope! I usually just tap the rope to make it nudge him so he looks at me (- he’s still ignoring my voice!) then show him a reward and he comes in. I then make a big fuss of him and he gets the reward, i was just a bit unsure if this should actually be rewarded, it feels like i am encouraging him to ignore me and then get a treat.
I’ve just let him see me prepare his lunch then sent him out without the rope, he went out and did what he had to do and as soon as he’d finished i called him and he came straight back in so maybe at mealtimes he wont need the rope, (fingers crossed!! ;))