No matter how well you train your dog, they sometimes slip away from you. You try to get them back, and they just don’t want to come. One Quora user has a solution: run the other way.
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As long as they aren't running towards something (like another dog), they will probably chase you:
When your dog won't come back to you on a walk, don't chase after her yelling. She'll think that is the best game in the world and...good luck catching her.
Instead, shout happily, "Yeah, Bella, you can't catch me!" and run like hell in the other direction laughing like a crazy person. Your dog will think you are having a great time and gallop after you to join in.
And once you have her back again, don't scold her for running away. If you do she'll equate the telling off to her return, not to her bolt for freedom and she will be that much less likely to come to you on recall the next time. Always make coming to you the best thing ever.
Obviously, this isn't exactly Plan A. Plan A is being responsible: keep your dog on a leash if you want them close, keep treats on hand when you're on walks, and train them to come when you call them. But, as most dog owners know, our furry friends can be unpredictable, so it's a good trick to have in your back pocket.
When Your Dog Won't Come Back [Quora]