How to Train a Dog to Come When Called?

How do you get a stubborn dog to come when called?

Think about the things that distract your dog. Try introducing a low-level distraction (i.e. their favorite chew toy) into the environment and practicing the come command. Be sure to reward them when they come all the way to you. Once you feel your dog has mastered the come command indoors, it’s time to go outside.

What is the best way to get a dog to come when called?

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.).

Why won't my dog come when he's called?

Your Dog Doesn’t Want To Get In Trouble. Another reason your dog might not listen is because they’ve gotten in trouble in the past when they’ve come to you.