Instructor: Shade Whitesel
My favorite way to teach heeling is to shape it! This class is the 2nd in a series of 3 and deals primarily with moving heel. We cover how to get attention 'walking backwards" which is the start of your motivated heeling. By walking backwards, and teaching heeling this way, it allows you to teach straight head position, gait, pace, etc.. without craning your head to the side and messing up your trial body language. Then we cover how to move into straight heeling, tips on getting pushy heeling (offered behavior, it's the key!) and different ways of rewarding to get optimal position and motivation out of your dog.
Next session starts: August 1, 2017Registration starts: July 22, 2017Registration ends: August 15, 2017
Prerequisites and Equipment
OB460: Shaping a Flashy and Confident Heel-Foundations, and FE130 Toys: Developing Cooperation and Play.
Pre requisite skills: high motivation for either treats or toy play, right hind end movement on verbal cue, value for stationary heel position.