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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Getting your dog to come when you call his or her name is easy when there are no distractions. What happens when a squirrel crosses your pup's path just at the time you want him to come to you?
The first thing you need to do is to have a long leash (15-20 feet). Allow your pup to move away from you so that the leash is taught. The next thing you do is call your dog's name and give the leash a tiny tug. Once your dog returns to you, then you give him/her a little treat. Whenever, you say your dog's name it should always be associated with something good or a treat. If your dog does not listen to you or does something wrong, then you should not use its name when you are reprimanding them. The voice tone is very important. Never shout or scream your dog's name because it will only frighten them. If they only hear their name for treats and good things they are more likely to come.
What happens if you want your dog to come to you but they are in a dangerous situation? If your dog is off-leash and crosses a road, then you do not want them to cross the road again to come back to you. The best thing to do if your dog is off leash frequently and may encounter this situation is to train your dog to do the down command and wait for you to cross the street and meet up with him/her.
Squirrels, Squirrels, Squirrels are terrible distractions when your pup is off leash. The best thing to do is to start out walking your dog on leash. When your dog is on leash, each time your pup sees a squirrel call your doggie's name and give him/her a treat. If you do this often enough your dog will be looking for a treat every time he/she sees a squirrel and will no longer be chasing them.

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