OB460: Shaping a Flashy and Confident Heel - Foundations

Instructor: Shade Whitesel

Course Details

My absolute favorite way to teach heeling is by shaping! Since heeling is such a complicated behavior chain with many different skills factoring in (head position, gait and rear end awareness being just a couple), I teach each skill separately with shaping, targeting, capturing, and then stick them together in the next heeling class: putting it all together. This class is about those foundations, and how to develop them into strong confident skills from the dog, eventually working at putting them together.

This class will overlap with the obedience skills in the retired Drives and Control 1 and 2 classes.



Next session starts: April 1, 2017
Registration starts: March 22, 2017
Registration ends: April 15, 2017


Prerequisites and Equipment

There are no pre requisites for this class. However, I strongly recommend Crucial Concepts of Competition, a familiarity with shaping and how to name skills, or other foundation type courses.