Teaching Your Dog to “Come” To You

Always encourage your puppy to “come” by first saying his name and using enthusiastic praise and lots of encouragement. Try to avoid calling him in a threatening tone, as he may associate this with being scolded.

If he begins to ignore you and act as if he does not hear you, attach a long leash to his collar so that you can pull him toward you after you give him one command to “come.” This way you are not repeating the command and your dog will learn to come when he is called.