Day 4: Heelwork – from many perspectives

Since the heelwork consists of many parts and should work in many environments, we believe more than one way is needed to train it. We think it is perfect to combine the gun dog training with the detail focus from the obedience training. We divide the training into three different parts that I work in parallel with: details, duration and distractions. Then we combine them. 🙂

Today’s exercise

  • Find out what your perfect heelwork position looks like.
  • Train heelwork at least once. (Note how many sessions and minutes of heelwork you do. Train what you and your dog need – it doesn’t have to be the training in the blog post of the day.)
  • Feel free to tell us and others about your training by commenting on the posts on our website and/or Facebook page.
  • If you haven’t participated in the challenge from the start, read here to find out how it works: Day 1: Heelwork challenge.

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2 thoughts on “Day 4: Heelwork – from many perspectives”

  1. Have just practised with Layla slightly behind me and around 40 cm away from me, looking at her in the glass of my cooker. We did 6 x clicks then a break and then 4 x clicks and then she got bored (she is only 4.5 months old). Will do this often although it may not be daily depending on circumstances.

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