Does Your Dog Come When Called?


Dog Won’t Come When You Call Him? Let’s change That Now


If you want your dog to turn on a dime and come when called then make it fun.

It is critical that every dog know this potentially life-saving command.

If taught correctly, getting your dog to come when called, can be fun for both you and your dog.

dog training Houston by Jim Burwell

2 Critical Dog Training Steps to Turn on A Dime and Come When Called

Develop a fast start: When you call your dog, he needs to take his eyes off the distraction and make eye contact with you.

Develop a fast, motivated run to you. You want your dog to run fast to you with speed and determination ignoring all distractions.

Tapping into your dog’s prey-drive is critical to a fast “come to you!”

The Video Below Shows You  How To Train Your Dog to Come To You When Called

Here’s my 4 step “cheat-sheet” of quick tips as you follow along watching this video.

  • Work on a fast start by motivating your dog to beat the leash tug
  • Work on speed in the come by doing back-ups
  • Add the sit. Once you’ve trained a fast recall, it’s time to add sit in front of you and wait to be released.
  • Add distractions. Train in locations where you need your dog to come.


  1. Always work on a long line when training your dog outside.
  2. Make sure your treats are high enough in value to compete with the distractions
  3. Remember do the fast start and run to you for a week before you add the sit – praise and treat your dog for a job well done.
  4. Never train for too long on the come command. Quit leaving your dog wanting more!

Practice daily around the house as follows:

  1. Call your dog to you when you’re in a different room.
  2. Add family members and call your dog to each other while in different rooms
  3. Call your dog in from the back yard
  4. Call your dog in from the front yard

Together We Can Raise A Happy and Obedient Dog

You got your dog for a reason. You wanted to share your life with a happy and loving dog. But now, your dog has big problems and life is not happy.

I can help you get that happy, well behaved dog back.  We’ll work together at your speed and both you and your dog will have fun every step of the way.

5 replies
  1. Jim
    Jim says:

    CArmen: Are you specifically speaking of getting your dog to come when called or???? Your words” not what he wants to do” makes your question unclear for me.

  2. Carmen
    Carmen says:

    I have not found a treat that my dog likes very well. He is finicky, smells everything & on occasion has snubbed some treats.

    If when we make eye contact & he choses to ignore me is that when I would tug his leash to make him understand what he needs to be doing not what he wants to do?

    I appreciate your tips thank you

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