i started teaching my pup to heel whenevr he was leashed.
whenever he was leashed i kept him on my left side
and near me. i didn't give him any commands because
i thought at 9 weeks old he's to young for commands.
my thinking was get him use to being in a heel position.
i also walked him on my left side and right side. as my pup
got older i started usuing the command to heel. i found it
to be much easier to teach the command because my pup
was already heeling. with the leash in my right hand
moving across my body to the left i use to slide my left
hand down the leash so i could control my dogs
position better. then i started usuing the command and positioning
my dog immediately. i taught him to heel on both sides
with or without a leash. i trained indoors and outside.
i held many training sessions throughout the day. i started
adding distractions after my dog was getting better at heeling.
i also taught him when he's sitting in front of me when i say
"heel" he passes on my right, walks behind to my left side
and stands there untill another command is given.