Proud of My Dog - dog training
Accepting in-home training clients In the North Slocan Valley from the Village of Slocan to Nakusp, and Kaslo
Group classes are currently held in New Denver, BC
For most of us, the first word that comes to mind when we want to call our dog is ‘come’. If you have a new puppy in your home and you have never before used the word ‘come’, then you are one of the few for whom I would say it is okay to use the word ‘come’ to call your dog.
For the rest of us, whether your dog is older but new to you or because you have been saying ‘come’ for months or years with limited success, I strongly recommend that you pick a new word before starting the “Come When Called” exercises.
Why “come” isn’t a good recall cue
For the majority of dog owners, we have inadvertently taught our dog that the word ‘come’ means something unpleasant is about to happen to you:
Rather than trying to re-teach our dog that the word ‘come’ is now going to mean good things for you, it will be much easier for you to pick a new word. This is your chance to start fresh and teach your dog that coming to you when called means: good things for you!
Select a new word
Other possibilities for your “come when called” word are: