where the tails wag
ThanksThank you so much Sharon! You are always so encouraging! I watched a bunch of Bridget's videos (the free ones on YouTube) of her training her Malinois when she was a puppy, and I think I'm going to try adding in a bunch of the through the legs tricks that she does for motivation and fun. So then our heeling games will involve food, tugging/retrieving, spins, the through the legs tricks, and whatever else I can think of to get this dog (and myself) to love heeling.
Heeling can be beautiful enjoy and try to build a bit at a time.
I don't know if you watched Aedan's video, but there is a spot where a noise startled him during the Figure 8 and he immediately recovered .. he is starting to understand heeling ! And a spot in Towhee's video where 'shiny thing' pulled her attention on her GoOut where she recovered and continued her job. These are the moments I really love as a dog moves through training...the quick recoveries become 'been there, done that' type of things that result in really nice times in the ring.