Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Obedience Videos

Fun with obedience in our "middle of nowhere" training spot! Jun is working on heeling with a toy reward. We have not worked with a toy much because she gets very amped up and very forgy, but I love the enthusiasm I get when I work with a toy so I've been trying to do it more often. I thought she did pretty well, especially towards the end!

With Elo I am playing "choose to heel." As you can see, he chooses to heel most of the time. He likes heeling! I've been very informal about his heeling training and haven't even added a verbal cue. His position is pretty good most of the time, but he tends to forge and wrap around me or swing his butt out and walk in a diagonal, so I am capturing and rewarding when he positions himself correctly here. (P.S., Sorry about the inability to stay on camera.)


  1. I LOVE the way you practice heeling! Keep practicing with a toy, love that drive! But I wouldn't throw the toy forward at all unless you're sure that she would stress down in a new place and be less likely to forge.

    Elo's looking great too! The only thing I would do differently would be starting to drifting to the right and then little left turns- if he knows how to correct himself and get his butt in. And/or treat with the left hand to the outside of his head so he'd pivot in while eating.

  2. Thanks for the input! I do need to do something else with the toy! Elo is working on left pivots. He gets the concept, but physically it's harder for him. He tries so hard and he really loves heeling!