If you want your dog to come running when you call them, never call your dog and do something they don't like (bath, nails, pills, etc.) or scold them for not being fast enough. They will stop coming when called if it means bad things happen to them!
Tips for Success!
Be fun, exciting, and animated when you call your dog so they are super excited to come running to you. Get their adrenaline pumping!
Only call your dog when they are off-leash if you would bet $100 they will do it. Once they learn they can ignore you, it's very hard to unlearn it. If you need them to come to you and aren't sure they will, lure them with treats instead.
Reward your dog every time they come to you, even if they took their time about it. Never scold or do something they don't like after calling your dog.It will teach your dog NOT to come when you call them!