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Article: Why I DON'T Train My Clients' Dogs to Heel (No replies)
Loose-leash walking on cue is certainly handy for many dogs in many scenarios, so a lot of trainers rightfully decide that it is worth a bigger piece of their class curriculum pie. However, for my basic classes in the semi-rural area I teach, I always come clean with my students: I have an agenda. I want their dog not to heel. I want walks to be about enrichment of the most delightful, nose-to-the-grass scent-filled way possible. I want walks to be sniffaris.
[Don't forget that I also train over Skype!]