One of the most important skills to teach your dog is Recall. Choose a special word that always means treats. Practice this everyday during a pup’s first year and always give a high value treat for compliance. Don’t cry wolf – treat every time. Having this skill down cold will save your pup from 95% of all dust-ups that occur.
Recall is meaningless, though, unless the most important component of this arrangement is in play. Owner awareness of canine body language—sensing trouble is brewing, noticing the intensity build—is how you know when and how forcefully to intervene.
Awareness is bliss.
Helps you see when your dog poops too.