I teach mine both "around" and "side". I like them to know both. Both GSDs seem to prefer the side command, while the goldens seem to prefer around. These are great with fronts but I teach them separately then together, because I don't want them to do it as one command. I say front and they sit in front of me until I give them the next command. I also alternate the two because I don't want the dogs to assume what is coming next. I use luring with treats to teach. I can't explain the hand signals I use .
Misty- Samoyed Mix, Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- GSD CGC, TC, Midnite-GSD CGC,TC, Brennan-Golden Retriever CGC, Batman-Husky/Greyhound , Apollo-GSD
Last edited by llombardo; 01-28-2014 at 06:56 PM.