Learn how to teach your dog to come in this dog training video from Howcast. Expert: Andrea Arden Dog Training Subscribe to Howcast YouTube Channels: Howcast Main Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional video production, Howcast brings you leading experts and accurate, reliable information on topics ranging from makeup tutorials, cute hairstyles, and nail art designs to soccer tricks, parkour, skateboarding, and Call of Duty: Black Ops, plus how to dougie, how to kiss, and much, much more. Out of all the behaviors you train your dog, come is definitely the most important. It can save your dog's life. Also, dogs that have a reliable recall live more fulfilling lives in that they can go off leash in safe and legal areas. So to get started, you want to consider one very important thing. When you ask your dog to come to you, and they do, there should be a party waiting for them. If you really want a reliable recall, you have to make sure that your dog is really happy when they get to you. So you're gonna be rewarding them with really high value, yummy treats, or if your dog loves to play fetch, ball, or tugs on toys, you can use those types of things for a reward too. Just make sure that when they get to you, they have something fun at the other end, not anything they're not too pleased about. So to get started, it's always best to be really defined to your dog. Let's be clear, so, I don't just want him to come, I'm gonna actually teach my dog to touch my hand, so that he has a target to go to, very specifically. So I'm gonna show him that I have something that he wants, I'm gonna bring those things up and out of view, and then I'm gonna present my hand. And then what I want- good! is for him to touch it with his nose. So when he does, I'm gonna use a very clear marker word- I'm gonna say good, and since I don't want his paw, that's very cute, good! I'm only gonna say good when his nose touches my hand. Good! Good! When I think that my dog understands that the behavior I'm training- good! is for him to touch my hand, I'm gonna start adding some distance. Good! And then, to get even more distance- good! a fun game that you can play with your dog is to actually, instead of hand feeding them their reward, I'm gonna toss it for them. This way I can get him away from me. Good! Good! With a little bit of distance, comes a little bit of speed, too. Good! So we don't just want our dog to come to us the first time we ask them- good!, we want them to do it as fast as they possibly can. When I feel confident that he will come when he sees my hand, I'm ready to put a verbal cue on this. I'm gonna use the word touch, because it doesn't sound like anything else. I avoid using the word "come", because I feel a lot of people, including myself, say to their dog, "come here" or "come on" and they kind of do or they kind of don't, so I wanna have a nice protective word for my reliable recall. Touch. Good! Walter, touch. Good! And now, with the reliable recall trained, I can start thinking about taking my dog outside into more distracting areas, as long as they're fenced in, working on this around distractions. And then, only when I feel absolutely certain that my dog's gonna come to me, every time, the first time I call them, I can start thinking about letting them off leash in safe and legal areas. You did such a good job! Good boy.
This is one of the most crucial commands that every dog should know. Dogs that are reliable off-leash get to have more freedom, fun and exercise. They secret to teaching this is to always set your dog up for success and then reward them for succeeding. Follow these few tips to get started. If you have any questions, leave them in the comments section. I am posting a new video every week so be sure to subscribe if you haven't already. Thank you for watching!
This week, I want to share with you some of my favorite dog tricks. As I was making this - I was wondering 'what makes an incredible dog trick?' Leave a comment and share what is YOUR favorite trick and why. If you enjoyed this, please SUBSCRIBE as I post a dog training tutorial/tips every week! The song is "SUPER COLOSSAL" by Joe Satriani.
This is one of the most impressive dog tricks and a great foundation for teaching more advanced behaviors. Teaching a dog to do anything can be achieved with clicker training, good timing and patience.
Many dogs dislike getting their nails trimmed. However, we can break down this task into smaller components and recondition a calm response to help the dog learn to tolerate (and even enjoy) this experience. Clicker training allows us to perfectly time and mark the moments that we need in order to build this behavior. Although I am using a clicker in this video, the same results can be achieved by using a consistent marker sound (like the word "yes") in place of the 'click'. Clicker training is very effective in modifying a variety of behaviors in dogs, including but not limited to - aggression.