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|Dog Tip: Using Natural Behaviors to Teach Dogs to Come|
The following tips come from "Dogs On The Couch" by Larry Lachman. In his practice, Lachman treats both humans and animals. He has adapted his Structural Family Therapy to treating abused pets, couples in marital therapy as well as family pets. The approach involves the entire family and the way member relate to each other.
Lachman advises to get in the habit of calling your dog to come for food, to play, to come in, to go for a ride and other positive activities.
Here are four natural behaviors you can use to help
teach the come command:
For the first 2 weeks, reward the dog for merely coming. Do not add the sit command until week 3 of practice.
Four things NOT to do:
If you have have to get your dog from point A to point B for a potentially traumatic situation, have him sit, give him a treat, attach his leash and walk him or heel him there.
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|Last Updated: November 29, 2011 (LET)||PawSupport|