Can you teach an older dog recall?

Asked By: Esmeralda Wintheiser
Date created: Wed, Feb 3, 2021 5:21 AM
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With adult dogs, all recall training is easier done using a long line, which is dropped on the ground & dragged behind the dog.

Start all training in a low distraction environment such as your house and/or garden.

Only call your dog to you when you are sure he will come back, or you can bring him back or go to get him.

Answered By: Obie Carter
Date created: Thu, Feb 4, 2021 7:24 AM

In order to prevent territorial aggression, find a neutral area to introduce the older dog to the new puppy.

Put your older dog on a leash while another person holds the puppy on a leash.

However, let them sniff and meet each other; there's no need to hold them tightly to your side.


Confine your puppy or dog for a period of time, and then take her on a leash to the paper or pads.

Wait until she goes. Praise and reward her with treats for going in the right place.

At the same time, treat accidents anywhere but on the paper just as you would if you were training your dog to eliminate outside.


Exercise and play with your pup to burn off some energy then bring pup on a leash near your older dog.

When your pup notices your older dog, distract your puppy.

Make a funny noise and call your puppy over.

Ask him to sit or lie down and ignore the older dog.


How to Teach Your Dog to "Fetch"

  1. Step 1: Introduce the Fetch Toy. Once you've picked out a good toy, introduce it to your dog so they start to get excited about fetch.
  2. Step 2: Move the Fetch Toy Around.
  3. Step 4: Play Little Games of Indoor Fetch.
  4. Step 5: Throw the Fetch Toy Farther.
  5. Step 6: Add Some Words.

Before you bring your new puppy home:

  1. Put away your older dog's favorite chews and toys, to avoid territorial behavior.
  2. Create spaces in your home where both dogs can get away from the other.
  3. Purchase separate food dishes to prevent possessive aggression.
  4. Ensure both dogs are up-to-date on their vaccinations.

Re-Housetraining Your Adult Dog

  1. Establish a routine. Take your dog out at the same times every day…
  2. Supervise, supervise, supervise. Don't give your dog an opportunity to soil in the house…
  3. Confinement. When you're unable to watch your dog at all times, he should be confined to an area small enough that he won't want to eliminate there…
  4. Oops!

Do your best to spend quality time with both dogs.

Don't abandon your one-on-one walks with your older dog.

Try some training tricks for how to get an older dog to like a puppy – by rewarding your older dog any time he approaches the new puppy.

Give him a treat and praise if the puppy comes near without any incident.

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