Come When Called 1: Puppy Basics | Teacher’s Pet With Victoria Stilwell

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Dylan learns the first stages of coming when called, a basic but mandatory cue for any dog. Victoria explains why it’s important to make it a game and not be boring. She also covers common mistakes that people make when teaching dogs recall.

In Teacher’s Pet, Victoria Stilwell shows you how to employ her Positively Method to train your dog the right way, growing your level of communication to strengthen the bond between you and your pet.

Have a question for Victoria? She’ll be checking in regularly, so be sure to leave your comments and questions below.

Victoria Stilwell is widely known as a dog trainer, author, and television presenter. Stilwell served as a judge on the CBS show Greatest American Dog and is best known as the host of the Animal Planet dog training TV show It’s Me or the Dog, where she counsels families with problem pets and solves their dogs’ behavior problems. In 2010, she launched Positively, the world’s first global network of hand-picked world-class dog trainers dedicated to providing the public a brand name they can trust in humane, force-free training.

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    Does anyone have any advice for me. We adopted a 7 week old puppy and she is just so clever. She has been with us almost 2 weeks and knows how to sit, stay, and heel. She even comes when called but only when she thinks we have treats. She will come right up in close to us to get her treats but as soon as she gets one she moves away.

    She had very little human contact before we got her and she was very afraid of us at first. Now she is very warm with me and I can pat her all over and she even comes up to me and licks my face. It's more just getting her to not retreat from us as soon as she gets what she wants during play/training and getting her to think of petting and praise as a reward. Any advice? Is this just a matter of giving her more time? Or are there steps I can take towards this. Thanks!

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    I have an 8 year old dog and I am worried that he may not like having a puppy around when we get one. Any tips to make him more comfortable and for him to have a good relationship with the puppy?

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    My Labrador puppy is 7 weeks old we put her in the laundry and we can't close the door as she will cry but she jumps and climbs out of the things we put there to block her from getting out in to the main house at 11:00pm some one comment of make a video of what to do please

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    So, I have the treats. She followes me. What do I do. Bc she can't stay put bc of the treats.

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    Dogs are not a robot the big secret to training success is earning your dog’s trust and respect. That’s what’s at the very heart of all unique training methods and that’s what makes them work so amazingly well.

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    Online dog training : »» ««
    In Teacher's Pet, Victoria Stilwell shows you how to employ her
    Positively Method to train your dog the right way, growing your level of
    communication to strengthen the bond between you and your pet.

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    Great videos! I already got my puppy of 7 weeks old to sit! Recall is next. I did like Vic better with the leather pants on though lol. Puts tin hat on!

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    I tried training my 8 week old puppy, Onyx, to come and I gave him a treat afterward. I did this a few times, and now he just follows me around nonstop and sticks to me like glue. Frankly, it's getting kind of annoying because he thinks he'll always get a treat if he's as close to me as possible all the time. If he sees I don't have any treats on me, he completely ignores me. Any tips on how to bribe him out of doing this?

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    my puppys still not house trained hes 12weeks i bring him n out reguarly use same word to go

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