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All of the above, and we hired a trainer for several sessions for that one command. I think it is the most important, and needs to be as perfect as possible. Our trainer did use treats and did a lot of repeats and variations in a huge room- we used toys and lures, food rewards and lots of positive praise. Also learned to use the name and command only once, to not repeat myself, to never use it casually, and not for something unpleasant. Che will come racing from across the park once that got instilled. And it does seem that once he got that idea, he also comes when I call his name without the command, or I say "here". It takes practice, and commitment to consistency.. the latter is the hardest!
Good luck! They do want to make you happy, it just needs to be clear in their little doggy heads (I think my dog may be smarter than I am, so let's say in my doggy little head)