The Come Command – And The Dog Park
The Come Command and The Dog Park
My dog will not do the come command especially when we’re in the dog park
This is the email I got from a client complaining about and concerned because his dog won’t come very well and not at all when in the dog park.
He said his dog is too distracted with his playmates to listen to dad.
Perfecting the Come Command In the Dog Park
BIG TIP: Make sure your dog is super reliable FIRST with coming to you around your house, front yard, backyard, and in the neighborhood.
Then you take him to the dog park. But in the right sequence
The Come Command Sequence and Dog Parks
Now, here’s the key. Don’t go in the dog park but practice outside the dog park, on a long line.
Make sure that you have food treats with you so that you can reward the behavior when he comes to you, and practice outside the fence, okay?
Use the dogs in the dog park, his playmates, as the distraction, and do recalls using the come command outside the dog park on the long line until you reach your goal.
You’ll stand a much better chance of getting your dog to respond to your come command and leave the park with you when you’re ready to go.