Training Your Labradoodle Puppy To Have Good Recall
Your Puppy needs to learn that coming back to you when you call can be fun!
If puppy says ‘just a minute’ turns around and runs away the human reaction is becoming annoyed. However, if you scold her she will think twice about ever coming back to you.
As soon as puppy comes home put some ordinary puppy kibble on the kitchen counter and in your pockets.
Whenever you think of it (and please think of it often) call puppy by name and have him sit in front of you by placing the kibble so he has to sit in order to get it.
Praise him a lot and pat him at the collar. Give him the treat and tell him to go and play again.
Touch his collar because then when it becomes necessary to grab a dog by his collar he is not upset.
If this is something you do every day as many times as possible your dog will love to come to you. When he is older and goes through the “you’re not the boss of me” stage up the anti. Give him something wonderful like a fancy treat or a bit of chicken.
Gradually he will come without a treat. However, the idea is that he will never know when there is something wonderful waiting for him.
When she is being naughty and not coming because there is a deer running up to the fence or some other irresistible thing find a wonderful treat. When the naughty dog finally comes back she will have a reward so amazing that the next time she will make a bee line just for you.
Many people have said their dog is not food motivated. This is a learned behaviour. We begin to teach them to be food motivated and their family continues the pattern. If you begin by feeding some of puppy’s lunch or dinner by hand as a reward the puppy will learn that food is the fabulous reward for learning.