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Of all the behaviors a dog owners desires from their dog, the ability to command your dog to come to you is at or near the top of the list. A dog that ignores this command is not a bad dog, they simply have not received the correct training a dog to come on instruction. You do not need to be a professional dog trainer to teach this highly valued behavior to your dog. Read on for how to accomplish this training with no fussing or loss of temper on your part.
Training a dog to come when told to do so means you must make it worth the effort for the dog. He or she needs to learn their will be less than desirable consequences if they ignore your command to come. Speaking of the command word, keep it a simple one syllable work such as “here”, “come”, or I have even used a finger snap, but this is only applicable when the dog is close by.
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