Simple as ABC
CIRCLES & FIGURE 8
For the "Figure 8" place 2 objects (chairs, buckets, poles or whatever) about 8 feet apart. Stand in the center of these objects and with the dog in the heel sit position, give the "doggie heel" command and begin by going left. (Starting out by going to the left always gives your dog the advantage of not lagging immediately) Continue in a figure 8 pattern around the objects stopping in different spots each time. Have the dog sit each time you stop.
Things to remember:
...Start the left circle walking slower than normal.
...Use your treats to keep him in position on the left circle.
...Walk faster than normal on the right circle and talk happy while coaxing.
...Use your treats to keep him up with you if he is lagging.
...Practice the Figure 8 and use the sits in different positions.
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