Your dog is your best friend, but he’s not perfect. Even the most well-behaved pup will occasionally take off if another animal runs in front of him or a squirrel beckons from across the street. That’s why it’s crucial to train our dogs with one specific command: Come! Getting your dog to come when you call him isn’t always easy, especially when there are distractions. However, our four-legged friends are far more obedient than we give them credit for; all they need is a little direction and discipline. With these basic steps, your dog will be dashing back to you in no time at all.
The most important command.
Make sure your dog is trained to come when called. It’s the most important command you can teach them.
If you need to call your dog and they don’t come:
- Call them again, but this time use their name in a high-pitched tone of voice that gets their attention. They may not hear it at first, but if you keep calling them back with their name, eventually they will start coming closer to where you are so that they can hear what’s being said. Sometimes it’s better if someone else calls the dog while another person tries to get the animal into safety (or away from danger). If there is no one else around who can do this for you then try using an air horn or whistle as well; anything to get their attention!
- If there’s no response after several minutes of calling out then check on whether or not there is any blood on your clothing; if so then assume something happened during training which made them afraid enough not just ignore but run away completely! Don’t worry though because once they realize nothing bad happened after fleeing (or whatever caused them being scared) then they’ll still remember everything we’ve taught up until now – including how important it was previously learned behavior such as coming when called.”
Introducing the command.
Now that you have your dog’s attention, you’re ready to begin training.
When introducing the command “Come,” be sure to use a high-pitched voice and a happy tone of voice. Dogs are more likely to respond when they hear their name accompanied by a happy, upbeat tone. This is especially true if you’ve ever used this voice before when asking them to come closer or play with you. If they’re not familiar with it yet, then let’s make it a point of practice through repetition!
As we mentioned before, training your dog can start anywhere—even at home while they’re lying on their bed or watching TV! You’ll want to first train them in an area where there aren’t too many distractions; that way he has no choice but listen when called upon by his master’s voice (which we all know sounds pretty bossy).
Make it fun!
The most important part of training your dog to come when called is making it fun! You can do this by using a treat, toy or favorite toy (or any combination of these). We recommend you start with a favorite toy. If that doesn’t work, try again with a favorite treat and then try one more time with both the favorite toy and treat together. The more exciting your recall, the better chance you have at training your dog to come when called in an emergency situation.
Keep it short and sweet.
This command should be short and sweet. Dogs have a very limited attention span and will get bored if they have to listen to you repeat the same thing over and over again. You want your dog to respond immediately, so keeping it simple is the key.
You also don’t want to use this command as an opportunity for training sessions or anything else that could distract your dog from coming when called in an emergency situation!
Finally, try not to use any other commands during or after teaching this one, as it may confuse them (especially if you’re using a clicker).
Give it a go.
The best place to begin training your dog is in a safe environment where there are no distractions. The backyard or the park are great places to start, but if you have a particularly stubborn pup, you might want to wait until they’re older before trying this.
Once he’s mastered the basics at home, try practicing it in different locations—at the vet office (where there will be other dogs), at the groomer (where he’ll need to get used to being on his leash and having someone else around), and so on! Once he’s comfortable with those things, move on up into more chaotic settings like beaches and dog parks.
You want your dog to come when you call him even if there are squirrels, other dogs or ice cream trucks around.
It’s important that your dog come when you call him even if there are squirrels, other dogs or ice cream trucks around. This will help ensure that he comes to you in an emergency.
Your dog is often distracted by his environment and may not come when called because he’s chasing a squirrel or chasing a cat or whatever else it is that gets dogs going. Teach him how to respond to your voice and then practice with distractions!
Being able to get your dog’s attention and get him to come to you is one of the most important things you can teach him. If your dog doesn’t pay attention or listen when you call, it can be a matter of life or death in an emergency situation. Remember that using treats and games are excellent ways to teach a new behavior. Always make sure the command is fun for both of you, so that your dog will be more motivated next time!