Hi Zee, I just did some quick videos, hopefully they might help out. I agree 100% with Judy, if you are on a ‘normal’ walk for now, I would stick with ‘leash manners’, NOT the formal heel command. For me, heel would and should be practiced and perfected in non-distracted environments first, THEN gradually add more distraction.
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Quick reply for now.
SQUEAKY BALL CONTINUED.. 🙂
1. Double-check if you are picking up toys/bones/balls and only offering ONE at a time. I usually don’t really offer balls except as an ‘interactive’ play time, ie I want to play ball with you. This makes the ball pretty special (or can).
If you give your dog one thing at a time (in…[Read more]
Yes, sorry, that was quite a long response. Take your time absorbing.
Sorry to hear about your last GS. That’s no fun.
BOOT CAMPS: Rgd ‘boot camps’. I am sure it is POSSIBLE that dogs might better know sit, down, come, leave it, etc, after a boot camp. The main problems I see with boot camp (they can certainly vary) are:
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Great to hear your progress report.
Some feedback, not necessarily in order.
BODY LANGUAGE and PACK STRUCTURE: I’m going to pretend you know nothing about dog body language or pack structure/leadership dynamic. So if I’m redundant, sorry. Rgd ‘skittish’/fearful dogs: The best thing we can do is offer a solid Pack Structure in the home,…[Read more]
Teaching a very good, effective heel takes a good bit of time, knowledge, and above all, patience. If you have and know the tools to teach it, it is well worth it, impressive, and satisfying for both owner and dog. I believe there are quite a number of heel videos Mike has posted which demonstrate Phase II heel (besides the Phase I…[Read more]
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