Coming when called or “Recall” is an important obedience skill. Initially, I teach this skill in a very controlled environment, without any distractions.
First, your dog needs to learn, that when you call his/her name, they are expected to make a 180 degree turn and come to you immediately. Your dog should come all the way into your personal space and should be within arm’s reach.
I teach this skill by throwing a piece of food. The moment the dog picks up the food, I say his/her name one time. When the dog comes to me, I show my hand with another piece of food hidden inside. As the dog comes closer, I throw that piece of food through my legs, behind me.
Over time, you can increase the distance from which you call your dog and add distractions.
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