How to train your dog to come? Teaching your dog to come, stay off or go to bed are some basic commands that your dog should know. Here's some tips and tricks to train your dog to come.
Tips for Training your Dog
There's no denying that dogs are man's best friend. That's why dog lovers of all ages want to learn new ways to train their dogs to do fun things like come, sit, stay fetch and even roll over.
The good news is that basic dog training doesn't need to be boring. Dog's like humans, love games. The surest way to get your dog to listen to you is to make training fun.
What Should I Teach My Dog First?
Embarking on the journey of training your furry friend is not only a rewarding experience, but also strengthens the bond between you and your canine companion.
In this guide, we'll delve into the essentials of teaching your dog one of the most important and fundamental commands: How to Teach your Dog to Come.
Get ready for a tail-wagging adventure in training success!
How Long Does it Take to Train a Dog?
Training a dog can be a long, seemingly never-ending process, but if you break it down into baby steps, you can shave off a lot of the time it takes to train your dog.
Proper training not only improves your dog's behavior, but it also strengthens the bond between you and your dog.
Time matters in training. It took months for my dog to come when called, especially if there were distractions nearby.
Keep working on it and your dog will be more interested in running back to you for its treats than what’s going on around in the area they are in.
How to Train your Dog to "Come"
After having chased many a dog, this one I find is most crucial. I used to admire the dogs who turn on a dime and head back to their owners the minute they asked to "come."
My dogs never started out that way. It took months of practice to teach my dogs to come. I've since taught my dogs this command, not only for their safety but my own.
- Positive Reinforcement: Start in a quiet environment. Use a cheerful voice and treats to encourage your dog to come to you.
- Name Recognition: Pair the command ("Come") with your dog's name. Repeat the process until your dog associates the command with approaching you.
- Gradual Distractions: Introduce distractions gradually, reinforcing the command in different enviornments. Reward your puppy generously for coming when called.
Setting your Dog up for Success
You'll want to set your dog up for success. If he stayed on his bed for 10 seconds yesterday, try 15 seconds today, not 30!
Work up to being able to send your dog to his “bed” from the other side of the house and having him stay while you eat dinner!
Let me know how your dog training is going! I'd love to hear.