Being able to call your dog back to you is the responsibility of every dog owner. Whether or not you keep them on a leash at all times, making sure they come when called is important. There are 5 steps you can take to teach your dog to learn to come to you when you call. Here is step #1.
1. Create a “marker”
It’s important to reward your pet as soon as it obeys your commands.
Begin by using a clicker or a word like “yes” to signal to your pet as soon as it has done something good.
“The reason for a marker is that by the time you go and get your hand in your pocket to get a treat and give it to the dog, there’s been a delay,” said Meyer.
“By the time you actually deliver the treat, the dog could’ve done a few other behaviours and think that’s what it’s supposed to be doing.”
Dog Recall Training
Click below for each of the 5 Steps to Dog Recall Training:
- Create a “marker.”
- Get their attention.
- Grab their collar.
- Add distance.
- Enlist the help of a friend.
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