Through a lot of work, we made the connection that "fuss" means focused heel. I think a lot of the confusion at first was because the first 4 months I had him ( I got him when he was 5 months old)I was very satisfied with a nice loose lead next to me. And we do like 2 1 hour walks a day so it was ingrained. We have switched casual loose lead to "with me" and the focused heel is "fuss"
He is smarter than I am... I finally put things in such a way that he knows what I want from him. This is huge for us, 4 weeks ago I couldn't do it in our livingroom let alone a busy street. We got it down in the house, then the yard, then our block. This is first day on a busy road. With each transition it was 2 steps, reward..then 5 steps..then 10 etc etc. I am now doing jackpot for dropping the tug. It is sloppy though. This poor dog, otherwise known as "the one she learned on".
His butt end is kicking out. I have zero pressure on the lead so he is keeping his shoulder next to my thigh without any pressure and without leaning on me (sorted that out).
2 possible reasons given to me he is kicked out in the rear-
My sunglasses..he is struggling for eye contact? I have super sensitive to light eyes but I will ditch them if I have to. I am always wearing them though and I feel like I don't want him ONLY doing it if my glasses are off. I need them even on cloudy days. I get migranes from too much bright.
I am walking too slowly and leaning over him. Was more pronounced, I am learning to stand straight. And I agree I am walking too slowly, lack of confidence.
Sorry you can't see his nice sit...pole was in the way. At the end when it looks like I jerk that is actually me releasing the tug under my left armpit. Need to get that a bit smoother. That is where the height thing came into play. If I drop it without leaning away it was falling before he noticed lol So much to fix...so much. 6 months minimum to BH as he is 10 months old.
Any constructive criticism is requested and welcome. I know it is a short clip, will try to start taking decent videos. I think video and then studying them will help me a lot.