You accidentally drop your dog’s leash on the trail.
He gets a whiff of something and…he’s off! Can you call him back? Will he come running right back? Or are you going to have to spend time chasing him through the woods, hollering his name until he decides to come back? If he comes back.
Teaching your dog to come when called is easy and I think it should be required for all dog owners.
In our last video, we got you and your dog started with the basics of come when called. Now, we’re going to add some real-life elements like distance or distractions. Starring in this video is Great Dane, Schooner. In our first video, he was just learning the basics of coming when called. He didn’t have any speed or enthusiasm. What a difference a few weeks makes!
Check out Schooner’s excitement (he’s about to wag his tail right off!) and enthusiasm when I call him to me.
Make coming to you the most exciting thing for your dog!
It’s a party and the party’s wherever YOU are! Convince your dog of that and you’ll never have a runaway dog again!
Your turn: have you discovered a fun game or an exciting treat that makes your dog think the party’s wherever you are?
Share it in a comment!