I just had a call from one of my new puppy owners.
She was so relieved that I had told her how I called the puppies to their meal and how to use that now for teaching him the new name she had given him.
Anyway the owner had to get some tradesmen in to fix something in her home, & as they went out of the house carrying the drop saw with the cord hanging puppy chased after it and was out the door and thru the gate with the tradies before anyone realised, having a panic her owner called his name, but the lure of the dangling cord was too strong but she remembered what I had told her about calling "puppets, pup, pup, puppets" and at the sound of that he turned and ran back to her. She was so relieved.
So what I guess I'm saying is most breeders have something, usually puppies, pup, pup, puppies that they call out to the litter when they place the food down.
After 3 weeks in his new home this was still imbedded in him and because it hadn't been overused like we sometimes do with names, he responded to it.
So for those taking puppies from a breeder ask what they used to call the puppies. You just never know.
The owner is now going to do an exercise once/week with a "jackpot" reward for the call "Puppets, pup, pup, puppets". Because she admitted to being guilty of saying "come over here" or "come here", or using his name a lot.
As for the tradies, she had asked them to let her know when they were going to move onto the outside work but as they couldn't see the little guy around any where they thought he must of been in another part of the house. He wasn't.