Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Puppy Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-12-2006, 09:07 PM
Elly Elly is offline
Big Dog
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 117
Default Not coming when called

I find I have a time getting Zoe to come when I call her. Sometimes she does and other times she just turns and walks the other way. It is like she will only when she feels like it and ignores me at other times.

I have had some issues with her trying to be dominant and have been working on that with much success . She seems to be much better but still can be very stubborn.

Is this just another way for her to try and be in control and how do I change that?
__________________
Elly

[IMG][/IMG]
Casey
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-12-2006, 09:11 PM
GSDlover_4ever's Avatar
GSDlover_4ever GSDlover_4ever is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 891
Default

I would put her on a 20ft leash and let her walk around. The call her (act happy and excited) and bribe her with food. If she walks the other way slightly pull her towards you and say "come" and when she comes praise the heck out of her and then let her walk around. Dont over do it. Just a couple times a day then increase it day by day. Before you know it she will be by your side because she knows you have treats.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-12-2006, 09:11 PM
Roxy's CD's Avatar
Roxy's CD Roxy's CD is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,016
Default

NEVER ask a dog to come unless your 100% positive that they'll obey the command!

Practice "comes" on a training lead. (25ft) Let her wander off and call her to come, when she doesn't, reel her in and give her a treat.

Never ask her to come unless you have a way of enforcing the command aka, a leash or training line. When she's coming on the leash everytime than try without the lead.

Edit: Another method is the run the other way. It's tiring but puppies love to chase people. I don't use but I know people who have.

Oh and never punish her for not coming. The only correction *I* use, is going and bringing them exactly back to the place where I called them from. The obvious result of physically or verbally punishing them is they won't come. As GSD said it's supposed to be fun!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-12-2006, 09:13 PM
bubbatd's Avatar
bubbatd bubbatd is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 64,812
Default

My females were like that .... males , no. I had trouble when I first got Chip ( at 4 ) but I think he was punished when he ran and they caught him. He's pretty good now ... just will check out a few yards, then come home. I found that a small treat in my pocket always helped !!
__________________
A light for all who are crossing dark times.


http://mauzysmusings.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-12-2006, 11:25 PM
poodlesmom's Avatar
poodlesmom poodlesmom is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Halfmoon, NY
Posts: 1,863
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roxy's CD
NEVER ask a dog to come unless your 100% positive that they'll obey the command!

Practice "comes" on a training lead. (25ft) Let her wander off and call her to come, when she doesn't, reel her in and give her a treat.

Never ask her to come unless you have a way of enforcing the command aka, a leash or training line. When she's coming on the leash everytime than try without the lead.

Oh and never punish her for not coming. The only correction *I* use, is going and bringing them exactly back to the place where I called them from. The obvious result of physically or verbally punishing them is they won't come. As GSD said it's supposed to be fun!
I completely agree with Roxy. One other thing I strongly recommend is to never use the "come" command to have her come to you so you can do anything negative such as take something away, give a bath if she doesn't love it or anything else like that. "Come" should only ever be associated with returning to you right away and always have a positive outcome from the dog's perspective.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-13-2006, 07:01 AM
Elly Elly is offline
Big Dog
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 117
Default

Thanks I will give the lead thing a try.

bubbatd yes I find that having a female is different than the male husky I had many years ago. I find that she is not as affectionate and does not want the same interaction..

I feel too that there is a bit of a power struggle with her and sometimes it is not easy. Like living in the house with another woman I guess.
__________________
Elly

[IMG][/IMG]
Casey
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-13-2006, 11:02 AM
bubbatd's Avatar
bubbatd bubbatd is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 64,812
Default

Elly... could that be why they are called B*tches ???
__________________
A light for all who are crossing dark times.


http://mauzysmusings.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-16-2006, 03:10 PM
RedyreRottweilers
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

This is my version of this popular game to teach puppies to come when they are called.

IT WORKS!!

The Recall Game
This version copyright 2005, all rights reserved, Rebekah Pless
Free for use by anyone as long as author info remains intact.

Having a dog who will reliably come when called is one of the best things in life. This means FREEDOM for your dog. Here is how to teach your dog to RUN to you each time you call it.

1) NEVER call your dog unless you are CERTAIN you can enforce the command. Each time you call your dog and he does not immediately come to you to receive a food reward, you take a step backwards in his learning to come when you call. It is important not to make mistakes when teaching the recall. DO NOT CALL YOUR DOG if there is ANY chance you cannot enforce the command. EVER.
2) NEVER call your dog to you for anything unpleasant. If you need to interrupt a play session, or you are going to trim nails, or if you are about to do anything to your dog that he does not enjoy, GO GET THE DOG. Do not call him to you.
3) FOOD REWARD every single recall. EVERY SINGLE ONE. This means keeping treats in your pockets at all times.
4) Smiles are required equipment when calling your dog. NEVER EVER call your dog in anything but a praise tone of voice. Correction will NEVER help a recall. Your dog must WANT to come when you call.

To play the game you need at least 2 people, and several is great. Each person is given a handful of very small soft treats. I prefer tiny pieces of hotdogs or string cheese. Pieces should be VERY small, even for a larger dog or puppy. I slice a hotdog in half and cut the pieces the size of a nickle. Once people have their treats, they should take a seat around the room with as much room between them as the room will allow.

One person takes the puppy or dog and points him towards the person who is going to begin the game. This person may do anything to get the puppy to come towards him except say the word COME. Clap hands, smile, laugh, show the treat, call PUPPPY PUPPPPY PUPPPPY, or the dog***8217;s name. When it is CLEAR that the pup is committed to going to the person, and ONLY THEN, say the pup***8217;s name, and come. For example, Bailey, COME! It does not matter if the puppy is almost to you, as long as the pup hears his name and the word COME while he is going TOWARDS the person calling.

Hold the hand with the food right up next to your body so that the puppy has to come all the way up to you and touch you to get the treat. Do not feed the treat until you are holding the puppy***8217;s collar. This prevents the ***8220;snatch and run***8221; game. Praise and pet the puppy cheerfully while he is getting his treat. Once the pup has had his little tiny treat, it***8217;s time to point him towards another person who does the same thing.

It is extremely important that the participants understand they are NOT to say the word COME unless the puppy is already doing just that.

Play as long as the pup is interested. Main rules, Do not say COME unless the puppy IS coming, hold the treat up CLOSE to your body, and you must be holding the collar to feed the treat.

This simple game does more to build a reliable recall than any other training you can do. Your pup will quickly learn that his name and the word come means TREAT. Each time you call the pup and reward him for coming quickly to you, you build a more ingrained and reliable response. If you are consistent and train this game at least 2 to 3 times per week, you will have a dog who will ALWAYS come when you call it. Most owners list this as a top priority for their dogs. Here is a fun and simple way to attain this goal.

Practice often! Your pup will love this game, and so will your friends.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-16-2006, 08:23 PM
Elly Elly is offline
Big Dog
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 117
Default

bubbatd yes I guess that could be why they are called B*tches . That is a good one

Redy thanks for the info I will try that also .
__________________
Elly

[IMG][/IMG]
Casey
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:24 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site