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Details of Heeling – FB live

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I did a Facebook live today; for those of you who choose not to watch it there on my Facebook wall, I have copied it over to Youtube to make it easier.

This live is about teaching your dog to to put more power to his rear and lighten up the front, with a few bits of sitting straight.  I also touch on rewarding for position and how your choices about where to reward will influence your dog.

Good luck!

About dfenzi

I'm a professional dog trainer who specializes in building relationship in dog handler teams who compete in dog sports. My personal passions are Competitive Obedience and no force (motivational) dog training. I travel throughout the world teaching seminars on topics related to Dog Obedience and Building Drives and Motivation. I own Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, a comprehensive online school for motivational training of performance sport dogs.

8 responses »

  1. Very impressive, can see how this training would work.

  2. I appreciate you taking the time to do this. For those of us with small dogs, it is very helpful to watch you work with Brito.

    There was one time he seemed to lose the treat on the rug and kept sniffing for it. My Westie is very food oriented and her nose is much too close to the floor. I avoid tossing treats and try to always feed from my hand. If I drop a treat by mistake or if she has swallowed a treat without realizing it, she will start sniffing the floor frantically trying to locate it. I need to get her to re-engage with me but she is focused on searching for the “lost” cookie. Do you have any suggestions for extinguishing this behavior? Thank you.

  3. Very help full as always
    What other things do you do to lighten up front end
    I now have pocket hand figured out lol
    The placement for touch was just what I needed

    • You may want to look at the advanced heeling class that is currently running at FDSA – I talk about a lot of things in relation to improving heeling – A LOT!

  4. Oh, oh, oh– pocket hand to straighten fronts! (Thinking hard now!)

  5. Suggestion. Please remember when shooting video – to have the phone horizontal.


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