What do you do when your dog doesn't come?

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Tips for Teaching Recall to Your Dog

  1. Use high-value rewards for positive reinforcement.
  2. Non-food rewards work, too.
  3. Start slow and work your way up.
  4. Keep it a fun experience; don't punish your dog for obeying.
  5. Use "here" or "come" instead of the dog's name.
  6. Make sure your dog comes all the way to you.
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Why dogs don't come: Active disobedience.

dogs run off and/or refuse to come when called because they have discovered play and training are mutually exclusive.

Consequently, the dog feels the need to run away to have fun.

The dog is afraid to go back to its owner because it knows the good times will end.

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Medical reasons a dog may break housetraining and poop in the house include tummy troubles caused by parasites, food allergies or illness, cognitive impairment, and bowel disease. If your dog is experiencing a medical condition, treatment of that condition may eliminate pooping in the house.
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Allow your dog to meet the other, calm and friendly dog. You should approach the other dog from the side with the friendly dog remaining stationary in a sit or calm stand. Try to keep the leash slack and remain calm yourself. Repeat this introduction with a variety of dogs to build positive associations.
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Tips for Teaching Recall to Your Dog

  • Use high-value rewards for positive reinforcement.
  • Non-food rewards work, too.
  • Start slow and work your way up.
  • Keep it a fun experience; don't punish your dog for obeying.
  • Use "here" or "come" instead of the dog's name.
  • Make sure your dog comes all the way to you.
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How Do I Keep My Dog Calm Around Guests?

  1. Stay calm. When mom or dad yells, commands and/or gets physical with their dog when a guest arrives, it makes their pup think “YES! ...
  2. Work on the greeting. Open the door slowly for your guest and ask them not to acknowledge your dog
  3. Staying calm after the greeting…
  4. Distractions.
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Start your training in a slow, low-distraction environment, like inside your house. First, show your dog a toy or a treat, praise them as they are coming to you, then reward them. After a few repetitions, whenever your dog looks at you and starts to move towards you, add in your chosen verbal cue (come, here, etc.).
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While you might think it's harmless, experts advise the practice can do more harm than good.

Completely ignore your dog for at least five minutes after coming home, advises Megan Brooks, a certified dog trainer.

Reward your dog with affection if she is calm after a five minute period.

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