MemberSeptember 2, 2010 at 3:19 pm51
Thank you for the message, it sounds like you got a nice dog there.
In regards to your question about the heel, you really should work on putting him in the correct heeling position. Reason being, if he is in front of you to start is going to be a lot easier for him to lunge at someone and less easy for you to control. If he is starting put in front of you, you lost already. Just start at phase one and work through the phases and you should have no problem correcting his position.
To your second point about the halt, typically you Want him to sit when you stop so you have more control either at an intersection or in front of people or dogs, etc.
The whole idea with the heel, is so that you can have the most control in the most difficult of situations and highest distraction areas.
Just be patient and don’t skip steps and you will him doing a correct heal.
He can walk infront of you while you are just on a casual walk and not in heel if you want.
I hope that helps!