A Simple, Fun Behavior.
This easy activity is teaching come when called. We start with a Hand Touch, which, If you haven’t trained it yet, you’ll find instructions in our website Easy Activities. Train in any room of your home, then in different rooms, and take it outside.
Use any cue word you want such as “come” or “here.” We use “here” mainly because most dogs have been called with cue “come” and don’t come! That makes “come” an optional cue—and we want the recall cue to be absolute. So if you’ve used “come” already, and your dog has learned to ignore it sometimes, change to a different cue.
Have fun with it!
This was originally published as “All Dogs Alchemy”: Ideas to help get through the Covid quarantine.