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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-19-2009, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Dog Won't Come?

here is a funny but true article by Nichole at DSD.
How to Teach Your Dog NOT to Come
August 19th, 2009 by Nicole Wilde
How to Teach Your Dog NOT to Come When Called

1.Call your dog to you, then give him a bath. Or clip his nails, your choice; just be sure to pick the one he really, really hates.


2.Take your dog someplace he loves to go, like the park, or to play with a friendís dog. Wait until heís really having fun, then call him to you. Immediately load him in the car and drive him home.

3.This one works especially well for small dogs: Call your dog to you, then swoop down on him with both arms, making sure to look as frightening as possible as you pick him up. Now, that might not stop him from coming to you altogether, but it pretty much guarantees that heíll stop just out of armís reach.

4.Call your dog, then immediately put him away somewhere (crate, behind a gate) and leave, preferably for a full day. A great choice for dogs who hate to be left alone.
Now, how many people do you think have trained their dogs NOT to come doing one or more of the above?

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Nice article Dave!

I find when I am really desperate for Dexter to come to me, I have to act all excited and Dexter will come.

Dexter already knows the word "Bath," and backs away and starts barking and playing hard to get!" But, he gets all excited to get dried because he knows that is where he got a lot of treats when I was grooming him.



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Yeah Linda they are smart. Just remember when you call Dexter to do it in a pleasant voice. Don't "poison your cue". And don't link their coming with something negative. Always praise every time they come to you. That Dexter is a cool guy.

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call them with a grooming brush or comb in your hand...

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Sometimes I will have the nice CC brush in my hand and Dexter will gladly jump in my lap! That brush must really feel good!



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