Once your dog knows his name, and you can get his attention, next teach him a word that means come to you. With your dog on the lead, or in a small safe space off the lead, hold a treat low down just in front of your knees. Say your dog’s name, the command “come” or “come here” and walk backwards. Your dog’s nose should follow the treat and your dog should be following you backwards. After a few steps, stop and give him the treat and praise. Repeat many times, going further and further with your dog running towards you. Again if your dog is ignoring you, stop and put the treat on his nose and lure him towards you, don’t keep repeating his name. The lead can be helpful here, but it’s not to be used to pull your dog towards you. Remember he won’t be attached to you by a lead in a real life situation. The lead can be used to stop your dog moving any further away though. Use your intelligence and motivation to get your dog to come with you - be as exciting as possible - a high voice and enthusiasm helps!