Join Date: May 2013
Location: Great White North
Kind of a unique problem......based on all the stories you read of people struggling with forging dogs.....I know I spent some time getting a proper heel established.
I allowed my dog to lead at times as a reward for proper heeling.....taking advantage of lures ahead of us in the beginning.....dog was released from heel per verbal command...took the lead naturally.....both the beginning and ending of her lead were marked clearly.... I have no idea how the process is accomplished by the conformation handlers...since I have never handled a dog in the show ring.
Hündin 32CACT, 2334CSAT, 2016 GAA 2.85