This lesson builds on my basic obedience series. If you have not worked through steps 1.1-1.3, I recommend you back up to them first: 1.1 – Mastering Name Recognition 1.2 – Loose Leash Walking 1.3 – Sit Once your dog has begun to master these steps, he is ready to move on to step 1.4, […]
[header_box title=”How To”] Stand your dog next to you, preferably on the side that you would like him to heel on (usually the left side). [check_list] Hold a treat in your hand while holding a short leash. Gently pull up on the leash, while luring the dog’s nose up with the treat in that hand. If […]
Walking your dog on a loose leash builds on the name recognation exercise from week 1. Your dog has realized that there is actually a person at the other end of the leash. This is the first step in having that awesome dog that just wants to be where you are instead of over there. [header_box title=”How […]
Mastering name recognition heightens your dog’s awareness that there is someone else at the end of the leash…YOU! This exercise sets the foundation for the obedience commands “heel” and “come”.