Bichon Frise: Training Your Bichon Frise- Come
When training your Bichon Frise to come you need to
have a leash or line at least 6 feet long. Initially you
may begin training your dog "Come" in a yard where there
are fewer distractions than in an area such as a park
where you may be able to practice the command later on.
Limit practice sessions to 5 to 10 minutes to allow
enough time for repetition of commands but not too much
time where your pet gets bored. Be patient and always
use a clear upbeat voice and praise and encouragement.
- Attach leash to your Bichon Frise's collar
- Let pet explore surroundings
- Call pet's name
- Call "Come" or "Here"; choose short word you want to
- Tug gently on leash or line (Bichon should turn to
look at you)
- Begin backing up, gathering leash with one hand while
running extra line through other hand or over upturned
palm of extended hand. While doing this you should also
be praising your Bichon, telling him how wonderful
- If your dog isn't responding give a little firmer pull
on leash and call his/her name and say, "Come". Follow
with other tugs and words of encouragement as needed.
- If pet still isn't coming crouch down and using a high
pitched tone of voice offer encouragement and praise.
- To get pet to come off leash use a Big Treat and
dangle, when pet comes give him a small treat but put
larger one out of reach but within sight for next time.
* Backing up and giving small tugs on leash are ways to
communicate to your Bichon Frise that you want him/her
to move in a certain direction. After awhile your dog
should learn to understand “Come” without any other
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