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Heeling Basics #2 – Reward Zone, Position, Hand Touches

Heeling is useful for walking through crowds, crossing streets, avoiding unwanted dog encounters and more.  Once you have taught your dog to move with you, give you attention, and offer hand touches you are ready to start training your dog to heel.  You success will ing upon whether or not you build a lot of history for reward happening at your side. Its also helpful to be clear in your communication, so I like beginning with ahand on your hip.  With lots of reward the dog will recognize that hand position as saying “the green light light for reward at my owner’s side.”  Deliver rewards at your left side (belly button to hip and then down).

Some of those steps are described in this video Click this link).

 

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Laurene von Klan is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer serving West Los Angeles
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