Here’s a simple dog training tip to get your dog to come when called. This tip was taken from the Dog Training Planner.
Outcome: Dog Comes When Called
Step 1: Practice On Long Lead
Practice on a long lead in an enclosed area until dog is reliable with the cue. Don’t tell the dog to do anything. Remain observant of their behaviour. Be ready with your clicker and treats for the slightest bit of attention that is directed to you. Even a small step or head turn towards you must be clicked and rewarded with a treat and a “Good Boy”.
Step 2: Click Before Dog Gets To You
Click (dog clicker) before your dog gets to you, but after deciding to come.
Step 3: Dog Stays Close
Let the dog stay close to you.
Step 4: Click & Reward
Each time your dog turns his head or moves towards you, click and reward.