Heelwork is something that a lot of people struggle with. It requires a lot of training and focus to become good. Therefore, I’m going to have a heelwork challenge in the coming weeks (until the end of February)! I will post a heelwork advice every day – and also train heelwork myself every day.
Join me! The one who’s got the most heelwork training sessions on February 28th – no matter what part of the heelwork you’ve trained, only you’ve trained it – gets a free online private lesson with me, in addition to a much better heelwork 🙂
Write in the comment field here on the website or on our Facebook page no later than March 1st, 23:59 to participate in the competition! And of course I will be happy if you comment on the posts before that, ask questions or just encourage yourself and others in the heelwork training by participating in the discussion!
- Decide to join the challenge – comment here on the webpage or on our Facebook page to join. (You can join the challenge anytime before 1 mars 2019 kl 23:59 GMT+2). Every day at 00:01 GMT+2 until February 28th a new blog post with training tips will be posted here on the webpage.
- If you want to you can subscribe to the posts so you get an email everytime there’s a new post. Just enter your email address in the form further down on this page.
- Train heelwork at least once.
- During the remaining days of February – aim for at least one heelwork session every day. Train what you and your dog need – it doesn’t have to be the training in the blog post of the day.
- Note how many sessions and minutes of heelwork you do (By the end of February you’ll get information on how to report to us how much you’ve been training)
- Encourage yourself and others by commenting on the posts on our website and/or Facebook page.
Want to improve your heelwork even more? Check out our online courses and webinar on heelwork!
Online course: Heelwork for Gun Dogs – w/o personal feedback$90.00
Online course: Heelwork for Gun Dogs – personal feedbackProduct on sale$105.00 – $150.00
64 thoughts on “Day 1: Heelwork challenge!”
I would love to be a part of this heeling challenge, always up for learning new stuff and ideas
Great, I look forward to follow your training!
Buddy and I are up for this and are looking for totali g the challenge with you:-)))??
Perfect, the more the merrier!!
I Will participate tot train heelwork every dat.
I have an 11 math old working cocker spaniel, he’s fairly good walking to heel on lead unless there’s distraction, walking to heal off lead I have to constantly remind him verbally where he should be. Any help would be terrific.
Welcome! I hope you’ll get lots of new inspiration! I will definitely cover both distractions and duration.
I follow your site alter having bought your book. Currently our dog is now old. Very well behaved but not a good heel work. As we hope another retriever for this summer, I will be pleased to try your exercises and to memorize them for the next dog! Thanks
Thank you, we’re happy to hear that you like the book! Fingers crossed for a retriever for you this summer then! The blog posts will be here for future reference 🙂
I’m in 🙂 looking forward to it x
My new rescue dog Ash and I would love to join you on this challenge!
My rescue dog will probably never hunt in her life, but we’d love to join you on the challenge!
Welcome! Heelwork is great for everyday life and lots of other situations as well so you just adapt the distractions you need to train with 🙂
I’d like to join with my girl Molly.
One of my greatest dreams is to get my dog (off leash) to walk nicely by my side.
I hope you’ll get lots of new ideas for that in the coming weeks!
I’m totally up for that! Looking forward to it!
I really need to practice this! Looking forward to it
Love your book. Look forward to the heelwork.
Thank you, we’re so happy to hear that! Great, welcome!
Definitely going to do this with my younger (3 of them) Chessies 🙂 The older boys are pretty good (and 8 and 12). The youngest of the participants is an 8 month old boy…. this should be fun!
I’d love to practice heeling with you!
I’d love to get more advice on improving heelwork
Perfect timing to work on heeling with my young girl
I have an 8 year-old Irish Water Spaniel who heels, and a 10 month-old Irish Water Spaniel who spends most of our heeling practice in mid-air! I’m looking forward to following your advice.
Great, welcome! That heeling sounds flashy, but perhaps not what you want 😉 I hope you’ll find the upcoming training tips helpful!
Definitely want to take part in the Heelwork challenge – thanks 🙂
I definitely want to take part in the Heelwork challenge – thanks 🙂
Happy to join the challenge!
Me and pixie are in…. Never had a steam train before!!!
Great, welcome! We’ll talk quite a bit about steam train type dogs – I hope you’ll find that useful!
I have a 11 month old Toller girl. She’s doing very well in loose leash walking, but we have not yet been training heelwork very much.
Now we have startet at some gundog training, so heelwork training is a must now, so I Will welcome this challence and is looking forward to some grelt tips
This is perfect timing to work on heeling- thank you! I’m in 🙂
Looking forward to attempting this challenge!
Happy to join the callenge and get some tips!
Wow — this is fantastic. I am very pumped — as is my dog. We do try to do some heeling everyday. Are you thinking indoors or out or wherever? We expect a foot of snow tomorrow!
You could do it indoors or outdoors depending on what suits you! If you’ve got that much snow I’d recommend indoors 😉 I’ll post some tips on training that can be done both indoors and outdoors.
More than happy to learn about heel work. Challenge accepted – I’m in.
Thank you so much for this training advice and I’d love to be in with a chance of winning.
You’re welcome! Glad you liked it 🙂 Fingers crossed! You’ll at least win an improved heelwork 🙂
I actually enjoy a bit of heelwork despite having spaniels so look forward to doing this
Great, welcome! (and spaniels can absolutely walk to heel, despite what people say! 😉 )
Happy to do the training, always in need!
Great, welcome! Yes, it seems to be a never ending story 🙂