Say ‘come’ and not be willing or
able to enforce it.
Expect your dog to know what come
means without teaching it.
Call your dog to you when you are
going to correct (punish) him for something.
Correcting your dog when he finally
does come to you.
Run after your dog, chasing him,
yelling come, sit, stay, etc.
Calling your dog to you and
immediately doing something unpleasant like trimming his nails, giving him
medication, or putting him somewhere when you leave.
Only calling your dog at the end of
a walk to put his leash on and go home.
Never calling your dog during walks
just for the fun of it.
When your dog steals something,
chase him, preferably yelling.
Let your dog go 20 feet away before
he’s mastered coming to you at 19 feet.
Let your dog bolt through doors or
gates without thinking.
Let your dog play with other dogs in the park without being able to call him back and only calling
him at the end of the play session to be leashed and taken home.
Catch your dog when you are mad and
let him go thinking you’re still mad.
Not calling your dog when he is
looking at you.
Calling your dog away from something
he is enjoying and not rewarding him enough.
Repeating calls over and over again
until your dog is bored.
Not calling your dog for dinner,
walks or good times.
Make it hard for your dog to be
successful, making it easy for him to fail.
Ignoring your dog when he comes to
Only rewarding your dog with “good
dog” when he comes to you (TREATS!!!).
Not rewarding your dog on walks when
he turns around to look at you.
There is one more thing you need to know about getting your dog to come when
called. Again, simple basic understanding of how dogs
learn RESPECT from the time their eyes open.