How To Train A Dog To Come With A Whistle

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Teach your dog to come running keenly when he hears the sound of a whistle.

  1. This is probably one of the most important tricks that your dog will ever learn. Recall is vital and because the sound of a whistle carries a long way it makes sense to train your dog that when he hears it he returns to you.
  2. Easy to train you will simply need to show your dog that the whistle means that something nice is waiting.
  3. When you feed your dog give one short blast on the whistle so he associates the nice feeling of tucking into a meal with the sound.
  4. Have a friend hold your dog and wave a treat then run away to hide.
  5. Blow the whistle whilst your dog is released to run to you for reinforcement and reward.

Top tip; do not blow the whistle when you know the dog is too distracted to return, this will teach him to ignore the sound.

Dog trainers love this trick because it enhances canine recall.

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Jean Cote

Jean Cote is an animal lover, dog trainer, and founder of Success Dogs. He takes pride in his ability to help dog owners improve their relationship with their dogs, and stop the frustrating things that so often make the early years of dog ownership more frustrating than enjoyable.

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