Donna (with Ben and Olli) is on IOW (unless she’s moved recently) her username on here is donna_hether if you dont have any luck contacting her with those details let me know and i’ll go on my old computer and see if i have another e-mail for her.
Kerrie – stopping using your recall cue in this situation is exactly the right thing to do because you are right you will lose your other recall if you dont 🙂 It sounds like you are doing the right things with him to me 🙂
what are you using as rewards ? does stan like food or fuss or toys best – maybe do all 3 things if you need to ? do you reward him when he comes back to you (and are you rewarding a recall or that he’s been to play with the other dog) ? are you getting nervous / uneasey / less confident somehow when other dogs come near ?
just a few thoughts that might be affecting his recall. it is hard with a dog who has been allowed to rush over (in his eyes) to get them not to so good luck and stick with it 🙂 it took me a looooooong time with William as i’d allowed him to rush over to other dogs for a long time in the past – but i would rate him at 7/10 maybe more with good treats or a ball, he’s just done a lovely leaveit for me with a goldie that he’s broken cue to in the past a couple of times so i’m proud of him this morning ! 🙂