Help getting puppy to come when outside.
Looking for some advice on what to try with my puppy. For the most part he listens great and will listen to all the commands he knows. When inside the house he will come and usually listen pretty well. I'm having trouble getting him to come when he's outside playing. If he goes to the bathroom and that's all he wants to do he will run back inside as soon as he's done, but when it's playtime or he gets distracted he will not come.
I've tried treats, works 100% of the time inside the house. But again, once outside he kinda just comes when he wants. It's a fenced in backyard so he's not on a leash. If inside the house, I can get him to sit, and then stay as I back up down my hallway (47 feet) and he won't move until I say "Bruno come" then he comes running to me and I reward. Or if he is on the other side of the room and I say come he usually listens. So he knows the command, just seems to do what he wants outside.
He's still young, almost 4 months so I know he gets distracted easily but sometimes he will just stare at me and listen to me call him. And he won't come