How To Recall Your Dog: Step #1

Posted by bmedia on Monday, August 1, 2016

Gresham Animal Hospital_How To Recall Your Dog Step #1

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:

  1. Create a “marker.”
  2. Get their attention.
  3. Grab their collar.
  4. Add distance.
  5. Enlist the help of a friend.

SRC: www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/dog-recall-training-calgary-tips-1.3699806

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