Today I worked a little heeling (not shown), and putting some pieces of the moving stand together, along with adding a bit of endurance to our contact heeling.
Steps for moving stand. This will set up for for the AKC stand out of motion where a hand signal is allowed but for AKC my left hand would need to move to my waist. For IGP (Schutzhund) I would keep that arm position but eliminate the hand signal. Since I have no particular plans to compete in either AKC or IGP, I’m mostly doing this to entertain myself as I prepare for my sport, Mondioring.
The more you teach and train, the better! It keeps your dog thinking and engaged.
Teach stand/stay with toy behind
Teach the right hand across body signal = back up/pivot
Teach the stand verbal cue at end of back up/pivot
add slow pace forward heeling to the hand signal with verbal cue with reward placement behind.
That’s as far as we’ve gotten.
Next, we’ll add speed.
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Good training is good training, so this program would benefit anyone who is serious about dogs but here we’ll be particularly focused on those dogs who bring plenty of “go” to the table – it’s the “stop” that needs some work!
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