Teaching My Dog to Come When Called
- Have your dog in the house with a six foot leash. Make sure that you are in a calm and quiet environment. Go down low and say “come” in your regular voice. If your dog doesn't come, give the leash a slight tug. Once your dog comes to you, praise him in a high voice and stand up.
- Leave the leash on your dog and just walk around the room without paying attention to him. Next, go to the end of the leash, put your foot on it, stoop down, grab the leash, and tell your dog to “come”.
- Repeat the above process until your dog will always come without the need to give the leash a tug.
- Now, switch the six foot leash with a twenty foot training lead. Use about ten feet of the lead and have the rest wrapped up. Go down low and say “come” from ten feet in your regular voice. If your dog doesn't come, give the lead a slight tug, repeating the tug until he comes to you.
- Repeat the above step until you no longer have to tug on the lead to have your dog obey you. Extend the training lead to fifteen feet and repeat the process.
- Extend the training lead to twenty feet and repeat the process.
- Now, take your dog to the back yard. Repeat everything you have done above with both the six food leash and twenty foot training lead.
- Continue telling your dog to come to you, but do not hold the leash anymore.
- Now, have someone unhook the leash from your dog and tell him to come. He should come to you without the need of the leash.