One of the simplest things in life you would think, would be getting your puppy to come to you. I am sure you have read about it or heard it on television.
You call out for your puppy and they come running over to you and you give them a reward. That is all there is to training a dog to come to you.
However, for many of us, it will never quite happen like that.
Generally, the pup runs off and we are forced to look like clowns with a leash in hand chasing them through the park.
Sound familiar? More than likely the only way to get your pup is to get in the car and start the engine. Sometimes they will come running and hop in, thinking they are off on another grand adventure. Other times we are just forced to wait them out.
Believe it or not, it is actually really easy training your dog to come to you every single time. It is something anyone can learn as long as you know the secrets involved!
One of the reasons so many people have trouble getting their puppy to come is they simply do not know the steps in training a puppy to come.
Without the knowledge of these steps, the process can become rather hairy.
Let’s get you and your puppy on track with the steps both of you need to know to succeed.
One of the first things you need to know is to never chase your pup.
Yes, you read that right. Chasing your puppy when they do not come is one of the last things you ever want to do.
This is the biggest mistake most people do, because it is almost an instinct. Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar.
You call out for your puppy and they run the other way you make a few more steps towards them calling them again and they take off!
Before you can say ‘Gravy Train’, you are on the chase. That is how fast it happens, and it has happened to almost every dog owner at some point or another.
You started out the day trying training puppy to come and now you are chasing them through the park.
What other options are there when your pup runs? One of the best things you can do until your pup learns is to keep them on a very long line.
That is one of the biggest secrets in training a puppy, pretty simple isn’t it?
If they are not going to come when called, they should not be let off lead just yet.
Another option is to simply turn away and walk away from them. Call them so they begin chasing you and not the other way around.
If you know the steps, it is rather easy to get your puppy to chase you. Check out the video. Did you notice any screaming or running?
None at all and the puppies come running to their owners every single time.
If only these steps were taught at puppy classes around the country!
If you check out Doggy Dan’s website, he is going to show you everything you would ever want to know about raising the perfect puppy.
There is even a video diary that shows how he trained his 8-week old dog named Moses up to a year old!
It does not have to be difficult learning how to train your dog to come!
If you have been looking for a way to train your pup or stop those nasty behaviors I have one recommendation.
Stop buying all the books and videos that are available and check out Doggy Dan’s website.
You and your puppy can thank me later!
This is perfectly demonstrated by Doggy Dan in the following video during a puppy class at the park.
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