The following question comes in from one of our readers:
A dog that won’t come when called- Key Points
- First you need to train the dog to stop grabbing the leash. It’s tough with a dog that won’t come when called if you can’t even use the leash to train. I recommend getting a 20 foot long line and a pinch collar. When she goes to grab the leash give quick leash corrections to get her to stop. If needed, you could try vinegar or hot sauce on the leash to get her to stop grabbing it.
- During the training stages with a dog that won’t come when called it’s important to always be ready to back up your commands. If you can’t back it up, don’t say the command.
- Now that the dog isn’t grabbing the leash and pulling you around it’s important for you to start training the ‘here’ command. Give her the command and if she doesn’t immediately come then give a quick pop on the leash as a reminder. When she does start to come praise her heavily.
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