Learning the memory cue can be difficult for some dogs. If you practice in a location full of distractions, it can be especially difficult to get them to come to you. They may even incorrectly associate the rewards with running around and having fun, making them less likely to listen to you.
The best way to learn the reminder signal is to start with small steps. Start by working in a quiet, ‘boring’ environment where your dog can’t concentrate on anything but you. Then there is a game you can play with your dog to prepare him for his recall training.
Watch this video to find out how to get started with Recall training:
Once your dog has mastered this, you can move on to the next steps. The more you practice this game at home, the more successful your training sessions are likely to be. If you’re struggling with the recall or others, consider using this one GhostDog to help you effectively train your puppy from the comfort of your home.