• Not Coming When Called

    • Calming Collars

    Your dog not coming when called is more than annoying. It’s dangerous. Sometimes dogs don’t come because they simply don’t see the importance of coming or they might feel apprehensive about coming — especially if you have stress in your voice or are scolding because the dog is not moving fast enough. Also, pets tend to run when they feel heightened fear and stress.

    Worse yet, when you start moving toward them, dogs begin to see the activity as play and continue to avoid coming to you. For their safety — and your sanity — it’s important to teach your dog to come when called.

    Pheromone Technology

    Regular use of a Sergeant’s Vetscription Calming Collar (dog) can reduce overall stress for your pet and make it easier for them to respond to training. Always reinforce the good behavior with praise or reward. This way he learns that coming to you is good.

    Training Tips

    Remaining firm but positive is important in training your dog to come when you call. You should never punish or scold a dog for coming to you — even if you’re irritated that it took a long time.

    • Moving away when you call will help bring him to you — don’t chase him. If he doesn’t come, tell him to sit or lie down and calmly go get him.
    • Make coming to you fun by petting or praising your dog when he does or by giving him a treat.
    • Don’t over use the word, “come.” Or choose another word, such as “here.”
    • If you’ve never taught your dog to come, start in the house just a few feet away. Call him to you and praise him when he does. Then walk away as if nothing happened. After he stops following you, call him again, praising and rewarding him when he comes. Each time get further away, eventually moving outside. Overtime, it will be an effective way to teach him to come every time you call.