Come when called is arguably the most important skill every owner should teach their dog. You should be able to bring your dog back to you from unwanted behavior, people, other dogs and a dangerous situations. When you call your dog it should come all the way to you. To help reinforce the behavior of coming when called, we start by training with treats. This can also help your dog learn its name. Remember to keep your voice cheery and not to scold your dog for not coming. If he’s not responding to ‘come + name’ you can mix things up ‘here boy’ and a whistle and when your pet finally comes happily reward him with a treat and praise!
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