Heelwork

The heel work is very important for both retrievers and spaniels, even though the retriever is required to have a more exact heeling position than the spaniel. The aim is that the dog follows the handler, without the handler having to focus on the dog. We start the heel work training as soon as we can with our puppies and on this page you’ll find all our blog posts on the subject.

Good luck with your training!

//Elsa & Lena at Retrieving for All Occasions

Blind retrieves
Elsa Blomster

Training on your walks #FTW

My students often wonder how much and when to train. I usually share my super tip: training on your walks! Occasionally, I’ll do short training

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Delivery to hand
Elsa Blomster

Getting to know Keen

Now Keen has lived with me a couple of months and he has adapted very well to his new pack. There are both advantages and

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Heelwork
Elsa Blomster

And the winner is…

Reading through all entries in the contest was a real joy! Here are a few of your thoughts: Biggest challenge is to keep it fun

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Heelwork
Elsa Blomster

Heelwork webinar

The heelwork challenge that we’ve had the last couple of weeks has been so much fun! We’ve really enjoyed following all of you in your

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Sometimes, of course, the dog must bounce – for example, as a really good reward
Heelwork
Elsa Blomster

Day 16: Bouncing ball?

Something that often happens when walking to heel is that the dog gets a bit too excited and moves around like a bouncing ball –

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Heelwork
Elsa Blomster

Day 12: Reward placement

Something we talk a lot about on our courses is reward expectation and reward placement. Used properly, they are great training tools, but they can

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Heelwork
Elsa Blomster

Day 11: Duration

Many dogs are happy to walk properly for a while, but then they get tired. The heelwork is something that needs to last for quite

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