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
While we’re on the subjects of targets (yesterday’s topic was platforms), let’s take a look at training with a block or a small stool. The
Initially, I talked about different parts of the heelwork – details, endurance and distractions. I often train them separately, but they must of course also