The Puppy Recall Game

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It's never too early to teach a puppy lifelong skills. You can start clicker training a new puppy the day that you bring him home. One of the most important behaviors to teach your puppy is to come when called (also known as the recall). Having a puppy come reliably translates to more freedom for the dog and greater peace of mind for you.

In this video, KPA CTP Marty Strausbaugh teaches an 8-week-old puppy to come reliably. Notice how Marty is not just teaching a behavior, but turning it into a fun game. All through the clip, the puppy bounds toward Marty with the great enthusiasm puppies are known for—despite other objects and distractions.

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