Practice recall on a long lead first so you can gently reel dog in if they don't initially come when called.
Use a Long Line
Start training recall with your dog on leash and reel them in gently while encouraging excitedly. Praise upon arrival.
Make it Fun
Reward with super enticing treats when your dog returns to you to motivate them to come every time
Use High-Value Treats
Gradually increase distractions like toys and other pets. Reward heavily for returning despite temptation.
Slowly Add Distractions
Increase difficulty by calling your dog in distracting new environments. Always reward for compliance.
Practice in New Locations
Sometimes reward with treat, sometimes with praise to maintain motivation for a reliable response.
Use Random Reinforcement
Never scold for slow or no recall. This will damage trust and make your dog not want to come.