Hello dear reader, the final part of our basic training for your dog is to teach your pet dog to come when called. Whether it is playing with pack of dogs in the dog park or you’re just asking your dog to come and get a treat. Making your dog respond immediately and approach you quickly when you give a command is essential for the entire dog training program.
Once your dog is sit, lie down and stay in place when you ask, go back to the very basic and put a halter to your dog and hold it firmly. Give a “Stay” command as you would normally do then move 5 to 10 steps backward and stop, still holding onto the lead.
Name your dog by saying “Come + name of your dog” in a kind, but unyielding tone (you can also use “come” or “name of your dog” commands for this} and give your dog a luxury when it answer all of your command. If your dog doesn’t respond immediately, pull on the lead gently to make it come to you, then give a treat.
At this point, ask your dog to sit, lie down, and stay, and move back even further or you can play with your dog by hiding at the back of your sofa so your dog can’t see you then give a “come” command then give a treat when your dog respond. Every time she doesn’t come when called, pull gently on the lead until your dog comes to you.
Continue training this way, expanding the distance between your dog and yourself with every session. You may have to reinforce your teaching by starting each new session closer than you ended the previous one, but that is to be expected. As in all other training, don’t spend more than 20 minutes at a time teaching your dog a new trick.
As you become more and more certain that your beloved pet will counter and respond to every part of the “sit, down, stay, and come” routine training, you can remove the lead and train without using it. Don’t attempt to take off the lead unless you are in your place, a fenced yard, or you have installed a dog fence system and you know your pet dog cannot get away from you.
Once your dog master the basic steps of good dog manners to sit, lie down, stay, and come command training, teaching your pet not to grab food for treats, not to snatch a household food, and to accept meals in calm way will help your dog become a part of your home during family meal time.