“Why won’t my dog come when I call him?” I hear this weekly from my clients around The Woodlands. It’s comical to me. The owner stands up tall and asks and then demands “ Come here!” Usually followed by the pups name. Over and over again. First understand, dogs aren’t born knowing what “ Come” means. Your puppy or dog reads body language and voice tones. Yelling “come” in a frustrated and stern voice signals danger not safety. If someone was yelling at you in a foreign language, would you rush right over for a hug? Negative. We have to teach and guide a puppy or dog to understand what “Come” really means. Training your puppy or dog really is really teaching them to understand what you want and what you don’t want. Screaming and yelling teaches them something completely different.