|10-22-2013 02:51 PM|
|ragu||What worked for me were treats. I would carry them during play and potty breaks. Once it was time to go inside I would let him smell the treat and toss it to him a few feet away. Then I would walk to the door and give him a here and if he came he would be rewarded and praised. Good Luck.|
|10-22-2013 01:28 AM|
Don't chase. To them, that means 'game on' and they love it. But you'll have a difficult time getting him back in the house.
Use a lead until recall training is finished. Treats can help, but wait until you can coax them inside with the promise of a treat.
After Lisl goes potty we usually toss the Kong and/or the ball for a few minutes. When I say 'Get your Kong, let's go inside' Lisl heads for the door. She's a lot older than 12 weeks, but we went through this too. I kept a lead on her all the time while we were outside until she learned the yard boundaries and I had a better than average chance of her coming with me into the house when called.
|10-22-2013 12:51 AM|
I also use treats to get my dogs in the house. Enter and run to the treat jar.
Otherwise there is more reward in staying in the yard. Listening and going in the house is BORING, unless there is a treat involved!
|10-21-2013 05:29 PM|
|Galathiel||My 6 month old is doing the same thing upon occasion because he enjoys being outside and loves his softball. I've started leaving him outside (I could get him in with a cookie or if I really want him I just walk up to him and grab him). I go in .. he comes to the glass door and peers in, ball in his mouth. I go to the door and ask "Are you ready to come in yet?" He will turn and head to the stairs, stop and turn his head and look at me. I go back in and putter a little more (30-60 seconds or so). I go back and ask again. At some point, I'll hear a THUD which means he dropped his softball (he's not allowed to bring it inside). I go to the door and ask, "Are you ready to come in now?" He comes in. Note: I'm doing this because I don't mind if he stays outside for a few minutes although I constantly watch him from the door. I just didn't want to stay outside with him. If I need him to come back in immediately, I just don't take him off leash (I still take him to potty leashed, even in our fenced yard) and we head straight back in. Otherwise, I let him putter a little with his softball or his femur bone for a few minutes. Saturday, he stayed out a long time. I sat on the deck and read and let him putz around.|
|10-21-2013 05:22 PM|
|Shade||Use a leash, treats, an excited voice, and above all patience|
|10-21-2013 05:21 PM|
Our 12 week old boy is getting to that stubborn age where he doesn't want to come in after we take him out potty. Any advice on how to get him inside besides chasing him around the back yard?
My boy Tucker
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