How to Teach a Dog to Come When Called
You’ll want to begin training a recall (come when called) in a quiet area and indoors.
When your puppy comes to you, don’t reach out and grab them. This can be confusing or frightening for some dogs. If your puppy is timid, kneel and face them sideways and offer treats as you reach for the collar.
Never call your dog to punish! This will only teach them that you are unpredictable and that it is a good idea to avoid you. Always reward your dog heavily for responding to their name, even if they have been up to mischief!
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Dog Training 101: How to Train ANY DOG the Basics
Puppies are constantly learning, whether it’s from their environment, from socializing with people or other animals, or from direct training.
This creates a critical foundation that will set the stage for their adulthood. Providing puppies with the appropriate socialization and basic puppy training allows them to grow into confident adult dogs.