11 January 2009

Working on heel position

I have finally been putting some work into heel position. The left side proves a bit harder than the right side, as always, I think it's due to the fact that I usually have treats in my right pocket and leave the left pocket clean for cell phone, keys etc. We have come a long way in just a few sessions. What's left now is adding cues (I think I'll just clap my hand to my thigh on the side I want him on), fading the box and perfecting the position a bit, including sitting down. This video is from a session some days ago. The goal for that session was to have him understand the difference of the right and the left hand side: