Your dog probably likes chasing everything… including cars. I remember taking my dog Copper for a walk and a huge truck drove by and my dog went after the tires. I yelled and screamed as loud as I could for my dog to come.
Can you guess what happened?
Luckily for him he didn’t get ran over. But this could have been bad.
Having your dog come on command is one of the best feelings ever. And is a must if you want to keep your dog safe in any situation. No one like to chase a dog and yell while they just do there own thing. It’s time to take that power back and be the master.
With a little bit of time, practice, and consistency you will have a dog that comes when you say come. How awesome does that sound?
The Easiest Dog Training Tip To Teach Your Dog To Come On Command
An easy way is by using your dogs favorite treats. Go to an area where your dog can’t get hurt like your backyard. You can also use a long leash if he is the type to run and not come back.
Grab some treats and only reward when they come on command. Choose a command like here, come, or return. Don’t use their names. Now take a couple of steps towards your dog, crouch down and just like you would talk to a baby(excited) use the your command word. If he comes, give him the treat.
The goal here is for your dog to know that you will have their favorite treat waiting for him when he comes on your command. Once they know this, he will come every time. Let’s do even better, when your dog comes on your command, ask the dog to sit and then give them the treat.
Now you just stand up, take some steps back and rinse and repeat. Remember to use the same command in your excited voice tone.
Another dog training tip is to have a friend, family member, or neighbor come over to help you. You will want to have your friend call your dog to them. If the dog goes on your friends command, just look at your dog with a mean mug. Show them with your face you’re not happy. Then in the same tone of voice(excitement) and use your command for him or her. If they come to you, ask your dog to sit and give them the treats and some love. Rinse and repeat. You should also do this exercise in different environments.
Remember, you are the master. Stay positive, consistent, and keep practicing and before you know it, you will have a better relationship with your dog and he will come on command.