|Why Won't My Dog Come When I Call Him?|
Have you ever trained your dog to come when called, and then when you call him, he completely ignores you? You are not alone! There are many reasons why your pup is not responding to your command.
Puppies expect to be "paid" for good behavior. Praise in a happy voice and small treats are the best form of reward for good behavior.
Start by teaching your puppy his/her name. By 4 months, they should know sit, down, come, go out, and wait/stay. Be consistent & patient and reward good behavior. Training for a few minutes (5-15) several times a day is better than a longer training session.
Based on information supplied by The American Kennel Club, Inc. by Mary Burch, Ph.D. & Certified Animal Behaviorist
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