If the dog is preoccupied and doesn't respond to the command "COME" immediately, do not yield to anger. Avoid negative associations with the "COME" command, such as calling the dog to clip his nails, which he hates. He will then hesitate to go to you. We also suggest that you do not:
- Call the dog if you're angry.
- Call the dog if you want him to do something he doesn't like to do.
- Call the dog and give him the choice to come or not
In closing, when your dog does something wrong, you should use "COME" to redirect him, but you must then reward him for having well executed your command.
Positive association will result if the dog associates the command with something pleasant. When it's time for a walk, show him theas you give him the command. Don't make the mistake of calling your dog only to leave the park. Rather, we suggest that you call your dog, make him sit, tie the , wait a few seconds, and free him with the "OK." release cue; do this many times. This will help in avoiding an association between "RECALL" and the act of leaving the play area.
For more effici ent recalls, use the following sequence when the dog is near you:
- Tell your dog "NAME + COME", using the hand gesture. Congratulate him when he does by giving him the SR "SOUND +6000!" as soon as he reaches your side.
- Give the "sir signal with the right palm up. If he sits after the recall, give him the SR "sound +60001' and reward him. It's always better for the dog to sit after a recall.
If the dog does not return by your side when you know he knows the command very well, refer to sequence chart 2.
- If the dog is distracted, give him the VW "HEYI" with an assertive tone, and give him the "COME" command once more. If that doesn't work, give him the VW "HEYI + SHORT SPRAY".
- Call him again; if he comes to you, congratulate him with the SR "SOUND + GOOD" but withhold the reward.
Note: You might have to use the long spray setting (3rd button) if the dog is extremely stimulated by an outside factor, such as.
Many factors can influence the recall:
- The dog is intent on exploring his environment.
- The extremely developed sense of smell distracts the dog when left loose.
- The dog is easily attracted to an object that moves quickly.
Repeat the “COME” command frequently, in various places, with different distractions.