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Growing up on the farm, I don't guess we even owned a leash. King was just always there. Recall was rarely used because if King got after something, by god, it more than likely needed getting after. Heeling was a fancy thing for city dogs. Then, alas, I moved to the city and obedience became a neccesity. I've read a lot of "whoops" here about what they should have done but this is a "whoops" about something I actually did.
I knew just enough about training to be dangerous. I was using a "choke chain" as they were called then and had read about how to give a correction. We were working on heeling and of course Bruno was pulling like crazy. I'd pop him and shout "HEEL!" It worked great, and soon the instant I said, "Heel", poor old Bruno would flinch, lay back his ears and come to heel. I had forgotten all about the part of saying, "NO" with the correction. Fortunately, Bruno forgave my ignorance and soon, with a lot of praise, evidently forgot the whole sordid incident.
 
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