MemberJanuary 10, 2023 at 10:27 pm3630
Related point, back in the Area 51 days, the way you taught ph 2 Heel (as in those old vids) you used leg language (L step, R step, fast step, slow step) as a replacement for ‘No.’ As you explained it, the leg language focused the dog’s attention on that Heel rectangle. I don’t think one way is right and the other is wrong. One way might work better with one dog, leg language with another, or one might work better in one situation and leg language another. For example, when Mom’s walking the dog in heel next to her, w/the baby carriage in front while talking to a companion, leg language can be very important. Bottom line, imo, reading the dog and being consistent in your training mechanics is key. Lots ways to skin a cat, as they say. IMO, dog training’s an art and a craft and a science.