Archive for July 25, 2009
Watch how we teach two dogs to heel simultaneously!
You can see that only the dog at the heel position gets reinforced. You can also see how they figure out what to do when one crowds the other.
Dog gets clicked and treated for finding heel. Because we are working with two dogs, precise timing with the reinforcements is as important as the timing of the click.
Do this with your dog by walking or even jogging around your yard using fluid movement, when your dog catches up to your left side, CLICK and give him a treat, then toss a treat away. This reinforces the dog for finding heel and gets him to move away from you so that he can do it again! It’s fun, easy and lends quick results.
Thank you to my friend Joyce O’Connell for her help with Choosing to Heel!