Obedience Training – Teaching to Come

dog training photoPuppies always want to come when they’re called. They want to know what you’re up to and they’re eager to be close to you and a part of whatever you’re doing. However, it can be difficult to get your puppy to come if the dog is preoccupied with something else. Maybe the puppy is digging in the backyard or stalking a squirrel, or completely obsessed with the scent on some random car’s tires. The trick is to teach the dog that coming to you is the best decision that could ever be made.

For training purposes, call your puppy from one room to another. Stand in the kitchen when your puppy is in the living room and call your puppy’s name. When your puppy comes running, get excited, pet the dog, and provide a treat. When the puppy is able to understand that coming when called means only positive things, the dog will obey immediately.