Wouldn’t it be great if our dogs came with an “off” switch? We could work long hours without guilt, stay out as late as we please and even hold dinner parties while the dog simply was stored in a back room.
Unfortunately, life is never that easy. Besides, what seems to make us love our dogs the most is exactly what...
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Last month, you learned the do’s and don’ts of the “come” command. This month, we will concentrate on the three phases of training this important command.
1) Round robins
Begin in a quiet area of your house. Have your special treats ready, then give the “come” command enthusiastically.
The “come” command is one of the most challenging things your dog will ever learn. Not surprisingly, it can be the most difficult command for a dog owner to learn, too.
Does this scenario seem familiar to you? “Molly, come.” (Molly sniffs the ground.) “Molly, come!” (Molly looks up but goes back...