WHEN YOUR DOG RUNS AWAY AND DOES NOT WANT TO RETURN
Escape and reluctance to return.
Work with a young dog and teach him to respond to his name and commands. It’s the only way to prevent escapes.
A few tips to start with:
Get used to calling the dog by his name and the command “Come”, “Come back!”
Always praise and reward with a snack, hugging, etc.. be the biggest attraction for him under the sun! Use high, playful tone, don’t use anger!
If errors were made during training, start again like this:
- get a second person to help,
- clip a lead on the dog and leave with your companion,
- move away from them to a distance of 10 metres,
- crouch, then start calling the dog’s name by adding the command
- if the dog does not pay attention to you, ask your helper to come over, loudly and joyfully praising the dog
- if the dog comes up to you without the help of your companion offer a reward,
- repeat the exercise several times, until finally the dog – without any help of another person or a lead – will get back to you on every call!
Call upon the dog anytime, anywhere – this will work as long as he is a puppy, especially when you give him a sense of security. As a guide you are the highest authority for the puppy. Do not waste the opportunity!
Do not call your dog in order to immediately put him on the lead, play with him for a moment, do not punish! If you do, it’s no wonder that the command “Come” is taken as a punishment by the dog.
Coming back to you needs to be associated with something nice.