I love those movies where the boy or girl takes their dog to the park and they play fetch and Frisbee and then when it is time to go, they simply tell their dog to “Come” and the dog comes running to them.
For most people though, it does not go that way at all and we end up chasing the dog all over the park, shouting their name as they run away. It’s just another game to them.
Believe it or not it is not that hard to train a dog to come when called every time.
Expert dog trainer, Doggy Dan, owner of the Online Dog Trainer website illustrates in his video How to Get Your Puppy to Come at the park.
The Come command is also known as the recall and is one of the most important skills to teach your dog. Not only will it save you hours of time trying to round up your dog, it wil aslo help keep your dog safe when they are off-leash.
Do not chase your puppy!
That’s right. The last thing you do is chase your puppy if they do not come. You need to learn how to turn, walk away from your puppy and call them so that they then chase you!
If your puppy won’t come when you call him, then maybe you should not let them off leash until he does. Start by keeping him on leash and backing up a few feet away. Squat down, open your arms to him and tell him to “come” while wagging a treat. Once they come to you, praise and give them the treat. Keep repeating the process until his response is automatic.
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