The recall command is a crucial aspect of dog training, and probably the most important command you could teach your dog. This can build a great amount of trust with your furry friend because in any situation, they'll return to your side.

Whether you're approaching a busy road, another animal, or an unknown person, it's important to have this fundamental command ready for whatever comes your way.

The first step in teaching your dog to come back on command is to choose a specific one-syllable word or phrase to use as your recall command. This could be something like "Come", "Here", or "Back".

When they successfully return to you after you call out your word, reward them with either a treat or a small piece of meat to reinforce their good behavior. Once you have chosen your command, it's important to consistently use it every time you want your dog to come back to you.

Next, start training your dog by calling them to you in a controlled environment, such as your backyard or living room. Use your recall command and when your dog comes to you, reward them with a treat or praise.

Repeat this process several times a day, gradually increasing the distance between you and your dog as they become more proficient at returning to you.

It's also important to work on recall training in a variety of different environments such as parks, beaches, and busy streets. This will help your dog learn to come back to you no matter what distractions may be present.

Additionally, you should also practice recall training in different weather conditions and at different times of the day, so your dog will be prepared to come back to you in any situation.

Overall, recall training takes patience, consistency, and lots of practice. But with the right approach, you can teach your dog to come back to you on command and ensure that they stay safe and secure, even when they're off-leash. Repetition is key.

However, this command only works if you're supervising your dog. In the case that you let your dog out in the backyard and aren't there to watch them, they could be getting into mischief. To have that extra layer of security, try using our electric dog fence to ensure your dog stays within a specific contained area.

These fences create an invisible boundary around an allocated area where you want your dog to play. With a regular wooden or wire fence, your dog could possibly dig a hole under or leap over the fence and escape the allocated play area.

You don't have to worry about any of that with the electric dog fence. This is a great option for busy pet owners who want to ensure their dog's safety without having to constantly supervise them.

February 03, 2023 — Nick Flint