Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Cumberland, Maine
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My first golden, Sally heeled perfectly, the old fashioned way, by my side, but not with her head up. She was a gorgeous heeler. My second dog, Laney was taught by me and my OTCH friend, using a microprong collar. The method used was Terry Arnold's method. She was a gorgeous heeler. Used properly, with correct timing, on the right dog, you can achieve good results... I stopped using it after she got her CD and she went on to get her CDX and UD, with placements for all legs. Cookie, George, and Mantha who all each got at least a CD, were trained with a buckle collar and a clicker. They also heel/heeled with their heads up. Personally, I am grateful to no longer be doing collar pops, but that is just how I have evolved. When Laney got collar pops, it truly made her brighter and try harder. My subsequent dogs are more soft...
Janice and The Celebration Gang -
"Samantha, George, Tiki, Emily, Mick and Basil" Gone but not forgotten, Sally(Windjammer's Ima Country Girl CDX CGC), Laney(Mandell Marlenes Celebration UD RA CGC), and Cookie(Starseeker's Kissmas Cookie CDX RE CGC).