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Monday, October 7, 2013

Heel means... what?

Last thursday at the first session of Olivia's Intermediate class at Petsmart we did "sit with distractions" and step 1 of "heel". Everyone did well with the "sit" but no one quite got the "heel". In Puppy class the dogs were taught to sit in front of us. So naturally every time I would stop walking, Olivia would shoot out in front of me and sit. I would guide her back to my side, have her sit, and take off again telling her "heel". Then the next time I stop, same thing. It was frustrating. She was confused. I was glad when it was time to go home.

So I haven't practiced until today with it because I was dreading it. But it didn't go so badly as we tromped around the kitchen island. This time I kept the treats next to my thigh to keep her next to me instead of out in front. This helped keep her there when I stopped too. Definitely need more practice, for both of us.

1 comment:

  1. How do you like the PetSmart classes? I've been toying with the idea of taking Duke to some classes.