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Mishka&Milo 03-16-2014 11:25 PM

4 month old heel.
 
We have been working on mishkas heel.... Her on- leash heel is amazing, but I wondered how you guys thing she is coming along with her off-leash heel. I know her position is still a bit off, but I am working on perfection. She can heel for a lot longer... I just didn't have time to upload a longer video tonight


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Mishka&Milo 03-17-2014 10:15 AM

Sorry, no video uploaded. http://youtu.be/_j4U_eiH_vo


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Thewretched 03-18-2014 10:11 PM

Anyone have some input?


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gsdsar 03-18-2014 10:17 PM

It's a bit short to really tell. The one thing I noticed, silence. Not a word of encouragement from you. Not even when you rewarded at the end.

At this age, the second she was in the right position, I would mark with a "yes", then reward. Rinse repeat. Make it fun, let her know when she is correct.


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Thewretched 03-18-2014 10:29 PM

That's more due to camera-shy-ness, normally there is a correct mark


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boomer11 03-19-2014 12:36 AM

If you're talking about just a pet and not competition heeling then I wouldn't be too nit picky about position. Just have the dog next to you.

The hard part about off leash heeling is making the dog understand it needs to stay next to you and not run off to explore. Inside the house looks great but I'd train outside. Train the behavior where you're actually going to use it.

Mishka&Milo 03-19-2014 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by boomer11 (Post 5227410)
If you're talking about just a pet and not competition heeling then I wouldn't be too nit picky about position. Just have the dog next to you.

The hard part about off leash heeling is making the dog understand it needs to stay next to you and not run off to explore. Inside the house looks great but I'd train outside. Train the behavior where you're actually going to use it.


No competitions, but service training. We used to practice at the dog park, through all of the dogs...... But a few bad owners later, we decided not to go back. I will work with her outside today though :)


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