Positive interactions create trust. Begin training in a secure, distraction-free environment to set the stage for recall success.
Teach your puppy to respond to their name. Use treats and praise when they react positively. Consistent name recognition is vital for effective recall training.
Introduce a specific recall command like "come" or "here." Associate the command with positive experiences. Use a happy tone and reward your puppy generously for compliance.
Increase difficulty gradually. Practice recall in different environments and situations. Gradual exposure to distractions ensures your puppy responds reliably in any scenario.
Positive reinforcement strengthens the connection between the recall command and a rewarding experience, making your puppy eager to respond.
Begin with short distances and minimal time, gradually increasing both. This builds your puppy's confidence and reliability in returning to you.
Practice regularly and maintain a positive, encouraging attitude. Consistent reinforcement ensures your puppy retains the recall command throughout their life.