How to Train your Dog to Come When Called
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How to Train your Dog to Come When Called

October 11, 2019


today I’ll show you how to reliably make sure that your dog comes to you when you call this episode of the dog training revolution has sponsored by pet flow click thumbs up for Luca and if you’re new to my channel click subscribe to learn how to teach your dog everything Luca is a really smart girl but she’s less than reliable when she’s asked to come when called today we’ll attempt to improve that if you’re looking for a super comprehensive dog training experience pick up a copy of my new book the dog training revolution I’ll have a link in the description teaching your dog to come to you takes lots of training and consistency on your part getting your dog’s food to come to you automatically well that’s something you can get instant results with just go to pet flow and choose your brand of dog food and how often you want it to be delivered to your house and you’ll never run out of dog food again you’ve got to get your dog food anyway get it this way and know that you’re supporting a company that doesn’t sell dog training tools designed to train with pain I’ll have a special link and a coupon code in the description that will give you 20% off of your first automatic shipment of your dog food you’ll understand that teaching your dog especially during that first year comes down to controlling where they can and can’t go if your thumb routinely gets used to not coming to you when you call them well then you’ve got a bad habit on your hands for the first few months of teaching your dog to come to you when you call them make sure that you have a long lead about 20 feet or so in order to make sure that you can get to your dog when you call them now that’s not the same as a retractable leash I like just a good old-fashioned simple one and I’ll have a link in the description where you can pick one up see if your dog is never in a position to disregard your requests when you call them then you’ll be in a much better position to create and solidify this good habit today we’re gonna be training in an outdoor environment now for that reason you’ll want to make sure that your dog is very reliable on the steps we’re gonna cover today indoors first that’s because outdoor training can be a lot more distracting to many dogs particularly if they’re new to listening to you outside since teaching your dog to come to you is such a vital skill you’ll want to have a serious motivator I like to use cooked meat today I’ll be using some deli meat with Luca but there’s nothing wrong with using a really good dog treat – for more casual training sessions the first thing I want to do is ask Luca to sit the reason I’m doing this come here eat grass sit very good the reason I want to do that is I want to confirm that Luca is in a teachable mindset see if your dog is new to this type of training you may need to let them sniff around it’s normal for ground scents to really distract a lot of dogs it could take as much as 20 or 30 minutes before your dog is really ready to listen to you this is normal and much more common in the beginning and will get better over time if you really want to give yourself a leg up when teaching your dog to come to you call them in an enthusiastic and a happy inviting voice Luca come on yes good job look at that tail wagging right there I love that if you can get your dog’s tail wagging as they’re coming to you you’re definitely on the right track you’re buoyed using a stern or angry voice see we want to go out of our way to create as many instances of having a positive outcome – coming to us if you can consistently let your dog know look I’m worth coming to then you’re going to make huge gains on this at a short period of time as your dog comes to you say something like come here or come or Luca come be extra generous as you pay your dogs for those first couple of weeks this creates that great association with coming to you that you really want your dog to have let’s see that your dog isn’t really coming to you you’re calling them in that happy voice but they’re either too distracted or just not really motivated by your enthusiasm at that particular moment try coming up to them let them know you have that treat and lure them back to where you were calling them from over here look up here and see she’s a little distracted by ground sense extremely normal don’t be discouraged by that okay over here yes good Luca and I’m gonna keep these treats coming letting or know every step of the way it pays to listen to me with sup dogs you have to really reward for their small incremental step and this is what you would do with the dog who’s a little bit more reluctant or Luca come here if you’re calling your dog and they’re not coming to you another thing that you can do that will help out is to shorten the distance look come here come here very good nice work a great shortcut to teaching your dog to come to you is engaging in a good old-fashioned game of chase if you’re up for it run away from your dog in order to encourage them to follow you this will really instill in their mind this concept of coming to you when you call them plus in most circumstances they’ll reel be enjoying themselves avoid missing opportunities when your dog comes to you when you don’t call them to reward those too right now I’m not even calling her if she takes one step towards me I’m gonna let her know that I really really like that yes good job do not be in a hurry to wean them off of treats for many months of come when called training as your dog is doing really well with the steps that we’ve covered so far you’ll want to introduce some distractions don’t skip this part after all come when called doesn’t really matter much unless they’ll do it when they’re distracted I’ve got my favorite pet Flo squeaky toy here and I’m gonna start distracting or with it but I want you to notice something I’m gonna keep us in a very close area I’m not gonna ask her to come to me all the way across the field with a distraction at first good looka come here yes good that was really good that was nice I mean that’s exactly what we’re going for and I want to point out that we’ve really set her up for success already by taking these other steps looka come here come here yeah whoa did you see that looka tried to get the toy in mid-jump thought better of it and decided to come to me instead that’s what you want you can also try distracting them with some good food like this this might be a bit more tempting palooka right here see that looka come here that didn’t go very well this time I’m gonna try to be a step ahead of Luca and not let her get the treats so again my goal is to be able to have these treats here and get her to come to me instead of those leave these alone good girl good come here come no leave it alone this could just as well be a squirrel I mean she’s very focused on this this is what she wants Luca come here yes come here yes look right there and she’s still she hasn’t forgotten about it she’s one smart girl huh come here now if she goes for it I’m prepared to cover it up good come on yes good job I’m going to do something a little bit more ambitious now I’m going to put the bowl of treats right here that she really loves in between us and I’m going to ask her to come to me again I’m still gonna be prepared to cover them up if I see it in her eyes that she’s thinking about going to the distraction but she’s quick so I’ll have to be as well look come here yes good job and you could see her she looked right at the treats then made the decision to come to meet you those are the kind of habits we really want to reinforce now it is imperative to practice exercises like this and lots of different places for several months in order to teach your dog to truly generalize coming to you no matter what there’s nothing more important to me than making sure that you guys have all of the knowledge you need to teach your dog really thoughtfully support my videos by offering your financial support on patreon.com I’ll have a link in the description click thumbs up if you think Luca did a good job I certainly think she did make sure you subscribe to my channel because I have so many fun videos coming your way don’t forget to set up automatic pet food delivery at pet flow comm that link will be in the description and pick up a copy of my all new book Zac George’s dog training revolution that link will be in the description too you did great thanks more if you need how teaching your dog to bark or stop barking check out my recent video with Jacob the rescue dog I’ll cover some excellent exercises you can do to improve communication between you and your dog I highly recommend you check out my book dog training revolution and use both the book and my youtube videos as your guide to teaching your dog check out the video about the book if you’re interested in that of course I can never have enough videos about leash walking see how my recent leash walking session went with Jacob 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2 Comments

  • Reply icey ice September 30, 2019 at 3:21 am

    Darn your good 😘
    We have our GSD first dog 4months- this is our 3rd day wd him and i was able to train him to come to me on the 2nd day/ later after work ill try the distraction method to make sure he will still come to me haha

  • Reply An Ferreira October 3, 2019 at 5:12 am

    She actually come because of the food she's after the treat 😂

  • Reply HITMAN9545 October 9, 2019 at 11:57 am

    I notice wierd things in life. I found it hilarious that he is wearing the same outfit in the video as he is wearing on the his book cover!

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