No Stinkin' Leashes Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Do you need an actual heel, (are you planning on competing in obedience with him?) or do you just want to be able to take him on a walk without him dragging you all over the place? Teaching him to walk at your side on a loose leash is not the same as a formal heel, and is much easier to teach. Plus, you get to decide where he "should be" in relation to you! If I'm taking a dog out for a leash walk they're usually within a foot or two of my left side, and as long as any part of the dog from the head to the ribcage is lined up with my leg, that's good enough for me.
It's helpful to know exactly what you're looking for because they're taught in different ways.
Keefer 8/25/05-4/24/19 ~ The sweetest boy
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