Secret strategies for training your dog to come when he is called
Adrienne is a certified dog trainer, former veterinary assistant and the author of “Brain Training for Dogs”.
1 • Positive reinforcement is the key! Does your dog drop everything and run towards you when he hears the rattle of the cookie jar? When you whisper “cookie” would he wake up from a dead sleep and rush to your side? Why does he listen so well to the rattle of the cookie jar or a word that means treat?
Because with 100% reliability, you will give him positive reinforcement in the form of a treat! How many times do you get into the dog biscuits, but then don’t give him one? Or, ask him if he wants a cookie so you don’t give him anything? Chances are you don’t.