You’re at the park with your puppy having a great time, you call them to come and before you know it they’re at your feet.
You give them a treat as a reward and go on with your wonderful day at the park! Does this seam like a dream to you?
The reality for some of us is much different.
What really happens is, we wind up chasing our delirious dogs and puppies all over the park, shouting their name as they continue to run away from us, feeling helpless and frustrated the whole time.
Let’s talk about how to teach your dog to come when called using the training strategies of Doggy Dan, a dog trainer who offers a free video training series!
Train Your Dog in Their Language
The reason you’ve been having problems with dog training is that you may be teaching them in a way that they do not understand.
There are very clear and simple steps to getting your dog to come when called.
Here are some effective ways to train your dog to come when called, in their language.
Stop Chasing Your Dog
Sounds weird, right? But it’s true. The last thing you want to do if your puppy does not come when you call them at the park is to chase after them.
When you call them and they run the other way, your immediate instinct is to go after them.
Just like that, you are now locked in a game of chase with your puppy without even realizing it.
One second you were training your puppy to come when called, and the next you’re chasing them around the park like some sort of cartoon character.
Istead, the first thing to consider is to keep your puppy on a long leash until you are absolutely sure that your puppy will come when they are called.
If they will not come when they are called, then do not give them the opportunity to run around ignoring your commands.
However, you don’t want to have to keep your dog on a leash forever. You also want them to run freely in the park and be well-behaved.
Your second choice is simply to gain an understanding of knowing when and how to turn and walk away from your puppy, so that they will then chase after you!
Watch an excellent demonstration of how this is done in this video from Doggy Dan:
(If you’d like to see more videos from Dan, he has an excellent site you can visit by clicking here.)
See how easy it is to get your puppy to chase you and not the other way around?
As you saw in the video, these dogs’ owners had no need for chasing or screaming because they knew not to run after their dogs.
Be the Pack Leader
All of these strategies regarding training your dog to come when called, such as not chasing them and walking away from them, are all based on the principle of asserting yourself as the pack leader.
There is much more to learn than simply how to get your dog to come when they are called.
But if you really want to master your relationship with your dog and put an end to all the frustration, I would continue on by watching more of Doggy Dan’s free video series.
His full site has more than 250 videos that will take you through everything you need to know, from how to deal with aggressive dogs, how to stop your dog from barking, how to house train your puppy, and much much more.
Try Doggy Dan’s Free Video Series!
We hope it’s easy to train our dogs to come when called despite the distractions in the park, but Doggy Dan can make the process a piece of cake!
Start watching Dan’s proven methods in his free video series by clicking here now.
His video diaries where he takes you along as he trains his puppy Moses all the way from 8 weeks old up to 1 year are super helpful. Good luck!