How to Train the Dog to Come When Called – Training Your Puppy To Come at the Park

Seems like it ought to be simple.  You call your puppy and they come to your feet, then you reward them with a treat and that should be it.  That happens, what, about 20% of the time?  The other 80% of the time we end up chasing our puppies all over the park, shouting their name as they run away from us. Sometimes it seems like the only way to get your dog to come running is to just sit and wait until they get tired and want to go home.

Actually, learning how to train the dog to come when called every time can be quite easy. Anyone can do it. Like anything though, you need to know the secrets to success.  The reason that it goes wrong is that there are some very simple and logical steps that have to be followed when training your puppy to come.

How to Train the Dog to Come When CalledSo Here is One of the Most Important Steps

Do not chase your puppy! That’s right. The last thing you should do is chase your puppy if they do not come.

Sounds simple, but so many people do it.  You call your puppy and they run the other way.  So you move closer, calling their name. And that’s the big mistake!  You are now chasing your puppy.  So what are your options? Well, the first option is to consider keeping your puppy on a leash until you’re sure he will come.  Pretty simple, right? If he is not going to come when you call him, then maybe you should not let him off the leash.   The second option is understanding how to turn, walk away from your puppy, then call THEM so that they then chase YOU!

This is perfectly demonstrated by Professional Dog Trainer, Doggy Dan in the following video:

Getting your puppy to chase you is easy when you know how.  As you can see in the video, it really works.  Unfortunately, very few people are shown these steps at dog obedience classes.

How to Train the Dog to Come When CalledDoggy Dan’s dog training website is called, The Online Dog Trainer.  This website has more than 250 videos, where Doggy Dan shows you step-by-step how to train your dog.  The website covers absolutely every dog training issue you can think of!  And the coolest thing is – Doggy Dan has a video series on the website where he adopts an 8-week old puppy, Moses – then films every single step of his training Moses right up until Moses is a year old!  And you get to see every step of the training. And what’s more, Dan gives you a $1 trial of the site for 3 days!

How to Train the Dog to Come When Called

How to Train the Dog to Come When CalledRaising a Puppy Isn’t Difficult When you Have the Right Advice.

If you are looking for help to train your puppy or to learn how to stop unwanted dog behaviors, then my recommendation is this: don’t waste any more time or money on other trainers or books. Get real value for your money and learn the dog training methods that WORK.

How to Train the Dog to Come When CalledIf you are interested in seeing these amazing training videos, then take a look inside Doggy Dan’s video website, The Online Dog Trainer with a $1 trial for 3 days, by CLICKING HERE.

And you can thank me later!  🙂  Debra


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4 thoughts on “How to Train the Dog to Come When Called – Training Your Puppy To Come at the Park”

  1. Hello Debra,
    Thank you for sharing your great advice on how to teach your dog to come. I have two pomeranian dogs. With my first dog, I was strict and I used your tips to teach him to come back. First he was on a leash, then whenever he would run away, I just called him and turned around and started walking in the other direction. It really worked and it still works. With my second dog, I was more easy-going and she knows no commands, that is why she is always on a leash 🙂

    1. I think it’s the same with kids. Parents are usually super strict, attentive, cautious, etc. with the first one, then by the time they get to the second or third, it’s anything goes! LOL! 🙂

  2. Hey Debra!

    Great article! I have a Portie myself and 99.9% of the time she’s great when I call her name. And when I use the trick of walking away from her it works really well. The one time she will simply not come; however, is when she finds something to eat (usually when we’re at the part this is animal poop of some kind – we have coyotes around so its usually that). Do you have any suggestions for how to stop this? Both the not coming and the not eating poop part! haha

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