1 Start with your puppy or dog on a lead and in a quiet place free from distraction.
2 Initially, every time the dog responds to your call and focuses their attention on you, give them loads of praise and rewards.
3 Once you’re both comfortable in a private space, move somewhere with a few (mild) distractions.
4 Continue the recall practice on the lead. Remember: show tons of enthusiasm when your dog comes back to you, and keep the treats varied.
5 Repetition is the key—keep practising on the lead in various places until you feel ready to let your dog off.