Beware of the Poisoned Dog Cue
A cue becomes poisoned when the dogs association with the cue is ambiguous its sometimes associated with positive reinforcement, and sometimes associated with punishment. When the association is ambiguous, the dog becomes confused and doesnt know what to expect. Poisoning your Come! cue is the best way to ensure that shell stop and weigh her choices, then take off after the bounding deer, rather than come galloping to you when you call.