Teaching Your Puppy this  

  Important Command 




For the safety of your puppy the ( come ) command 

is the most important  to Teach




The goal in teaching the  "Come" command is to have a wel disciplined dog that can always be brought to your side regardlessof the situation.This is as much for your dog's safety and protection as it is for your convenience.


The best method of teaching ** come ** to a puppy involves the use of a collar and a long leash or check cord. However, your puppy needs to become adjusted to thensensation of the collar and the effect of the leash. Dont't start training until this is done. We prefer a leash or cord that is at least 14 Ft. long. Also, choose a training time when there are no distractions.


Stand with the pup several feet from you and gently pull him toward you with the cord. As he reaches you, give praise by gently reaching down to pet him, rubbing him across the shoulders a few times. It may also help to kneel down in a crouched position to encourage the pup to come to you.


You don't need to say anything at all yet because saying * come * will just be confusing to the pup at this point. In all training, I believe that a dog should know and understand the action demanded of a command beforeyou ever add human language to it. Dogs don't understand our words. they can be taught to understand but it is not a natural or instinctive process for them. Repeat the pulling-in and praise a few more times. The first lesson should only be a few minutes long; a pup attention span is short and we want the lessons to be a fun time between pup and owner.


After a few sessions, you will notice that the pup comes easier and aesier until the slightest tug on the cord starts the pup right toward you. This is exactly what we want.Giving treats is't necessary, but since this is such a difficult command for some dogs to learn, it may assist in training.


Once you are confident that the pup start coming to you with the slightest pull on the cord, say *come * at the same instant you start to pull on the cord. Just say it once and don't repeat yourself. And don't raise your voice. The pup will soon associate the action of * come * with the verbal command.Repeat this process until the cord, although still attached to the collar, plays no part in bringing the puppy to you. Rather, the pup comes on  its own as a reponse to the verbal command. At this point in training, the cord can be removed. Working in a controlled area, the command can be given and the correct behavior rewarded with mild praise.There will be instances when the pup challenges your authority.Then it's time to go back to using the check cord for a period of time to refresh and remind your pup.                 


Be careful how you use spoken commands around your pup. For example,the pup probably won't evn hear you as he runs across the neighbor's yard, playing with another dog. Screaming ** come * come * come *  at the time like this only tells a pup that he can get away with disobeying your commands. Use comman sense when using  the command and make sure the puppy always obeys.Also be sure thar all family members use the same word for the same command.One person can't be saying * here * another saying * come here Ralph * and yet another * over here * and expect the puppy to understand and obey.


**Come** is the most important command you"ll ever teach your dog. It could save your dog's life. You and everyone around you will appreciate a dog that is obedient and under control. 



This article is intended for educational purposes only.All content is general pet health information and not specific to your pet.You should not, therefore, rely solely on the information, products or services mentioned in the article in lieu of consultation with you own veterinarian



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