Teaching Come & Recall

*Keep a long leash on your dog until this cue is perfected.*

Step 1: Call your dog’s name, say your cue (recall, come, etc)

Step 2: Lure your dog in with a treat while making excited noises to grab their attention (i.e. clapping, kissing) OR Reel them in gently with the leash if they are not responding, still making excited noises

Step 3: Use a reward marker like “yes” and treat your dog as soon as they come to you.

Pro Tip: Never scold your dog when they come to you if they weren’t listening. This makes them unsure of ever coming again and gives them the wrong signal. It tells them that you are mad at them for coming back.


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