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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 10:43 AM
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Does he do a "sit" otherwise? Does he understand what it means?

I would also make the difference between obedience and conformation very different. Heavier leash and collar for obedience. Different bait for each venue.

I would also work the sit in heel position while in motion. You are going to have to be quick enough to push him into a sit before he stops, because once he stops, he will just stand there. Keep your leash short, and when you are ready to stop, tell him sit and pull up and push down. He will be confused at first, but don't worry, he'll figure it out. Eventually he will learn that when you face forward he's supposed to sit, and when you turn into him at a halt he should stand.
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