Teaching Your Dog to Come When Called

If you live in the country, allowing your dog to run off leash is perfect. Allowing your dog unrestricted freedom in areas with heavy traffic, other animals, and children at play is not a good idea, particularly without dog behaviour training. this page

Allowing such independence shows the dog that he is his own boss and can do anything he wants, and that being away from his owner is more enjoyable. He might also be taught that when his owner arrives, his fun is ruined.

If any time you call for your dog, he is subjected to an unpleasant task such as a bath, brushing, or a trip to the vet, he will learn to stop obeying your commands because he will learn that if he does, he will be subjected to something he does not like.

When I was thinking about how to train my dog to come when I called, I had this in mind. Consider the following scenario: you’re your dog, and you’re having a great time running around in the park with your canine buddies, when your master appears to spoil your fun.

You’ve got some time on your hands, so you plan to flee. He won’t be able to take you away from your mates if he can’t catch you. When your owner tries to chase you away, screaming and calling your name, you may think it’s a game.

This is not what we want, which is why dog obedience training should begin at a young age to prevent inappropriate behaviour. Certain breeds have a natural instinct to run and hunt. The trick is to teach your dog to suppress these impulses before he or she is instructed to use them.

Since your dog is still learning, make any activity you do with him as fun as possible, even though formal training is in progress. When appropriate, do use praise and incentives.