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. Here is Step #3 of five steps you can take to help your dog to learn to come to you when you call.
3. Grab their collar
Sometimes an owner will have to grab a dog’s collar to keep the dog safe, but without the proper training, a dog might bolt or recoil when it sees a hand shoot out towards it.
“You want a dog to be okay with you grabbing for their collar,” said Meyer.
To do this, speak your dog’s name, grab its collar, and then reward it. Repeat the exercise and make sure to reach for the collar from different angles.
Dog Recall Training
Click below for each of the 5 Steps to Dog Recall Training:
- Create a “marker.”
- Get their attention.
- Grab their collar.
- Add distance.
- Enlist the help of a friend.
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