Heel position Rep 1 - Emily is improving with following hand signals and the step back as become less to encourage her behind me into the correct heel position.
Note - Emily is a challenge to teach and a few problems have occurred in her training. Using the Pyramid has help me to identify problems that would be effecting her training. One canine behaviour - her temperament of being very timid and afraid of being hurt, (e.g. touch her nose when luring her in the vid and she yelp like she had been really hurt). Two health - hip problems of going into a down position. (will add vid of "down" command later to Emily journal). Through further troubleshooting on what may help with the problems I've manage to overcome them.
- Heel position - step back to encourage her to go past my leg to position herself correctly behind my heel.
- Learning the down position - I use a soft mat to help her to go into the down position.