Question about off-leash casual walking
A few days ago, I started working on teaching Kira off leash walking. It's a simple side heel (not a tight heel). One of the things I need, is the proper "correction" or "command" for when she drifts apart a bit, or walks ahead.
Today, we walked the entire trail, off leash (about a mile). She stayed next to me, and when she began to drift, I used a command she was familiar with "closer" or "ah-ah". Every time she would drift, I would say "closer" or ah-ah, and she would look up at me, and tighten up into a side position. I'm not satisfied with the command, but very happy at her response so far.
We passed stray cats, squirrels, and (her favorite chase, ..geese). She never moved. I was very happy with her. This is something we could perfect.
I would like a specific command that's typically used for this exercise.