Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
Zefra's heeling has been described as "powerful" and I am not quite sure what that really means in the big scheme of things.
She is super intense (about everything!) and is always driving forward, and her focus does not wavier. She is one of those dogs who looks like they are either going to jump up at the handler any second or push forward out of position.
She does not leave basic position and is very good about keeping her body in line and correct.
Not something that has come easily but with hard work it has paid off.
A trainer I work with has made a comment to me about her, saying that there are dogs (while heeling) that capture the audience and those that don't; Zefra will capture their attention.
Just wondering what "powerful heeling" really means when looking at the overall dog? I did not train her to be a "powerful heeler" or for her to be a strong, intense girl, she just is what she is.
To me, I am just happy to have a dog who will heel with such intense focus and be so enthusiastic about it!
Also, if someone could post a video of a dog with a "powerful heel" that would be great!
I will try to get a video up after training tomorrow of Zefra heeling to try and describe what I mean.
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