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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
Does Dante know to pivot with you in a stationary heel position? I would start there, and then as Jason suggested, start taking little steps in the diagonal before moving to a side step.
With Gryffon, because he is as long and flexible as a noodle, I used a touch stick (a short horse crop) to lightly tap his hinquarters in, so that he did not just move his front end over, but his whole body straight.
I also did some diagonal heeling with him using the stick to encourage straightness. These exercises are demanding mentally and physically, so need to work up slowly, and not ask for too much.
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Keeta BH, OB1, TR1, AD
Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? 2004-2015