Many dog owners struggle with various aspects of their dog’s obedience. One of those biggest challenges is training a dog to come when called.
Coming when called can be a lifesaver, it can prevent the dog from running into the road, and it can help with other behaviors like bad door manners, chasing off after other dogs and more.
One of the most effective ways to train a dog to come when called is the use of an e-collar (sometimes called an electric collar or shock collar).
If it’s used poorly it’s not a good tool. If you use it properly, though, it can be the most humane way to train a great recall.
In this video I show the way that we introduce an e-collar to a dog and how to use that electric collar on a low level to teach the dog to happily return when called.