YOUR RECALL COMMAND
IS ALWAYS EXCITING!!!
Remember that little fun fact, that your informal recall should ALWAYS ALWAYS be exiting. No matter how frustrated or pissed off you may be. (Read that last line again!) ALWAYS!!!
We need to teach our dogs that it is FUN to come back to us before we teach them a formal recall (Come). The Informal Recall should be used about 95% of the time.
If you just recall them when they are in trouble, they will actually learn recalls and their name are BAD things. So watch yourself. Let a long lead drag for safety reasons until your dog
EARNS YOUR TRUST.
PLAY HIDE AND SEEK & CALL YOUR DOG
A FUN game to play in the house is to have people (or kids) in different rooms. Just tell them to say your dogs name exciting. When they get to them, reward with a treat or a handful of kibble. (Have a party!)
THROW ONE TREAT OUT, AND RECALL!
Grab your dogs food and make a game of feeding time. Throw one kibble away. from you. Call your dogs name when they are eating that one kibble, and when they come to you- reward with a handful of treats.