Doctor, Author at Direct Health Life

Heeling is defined as a dog walking closely by your side, turning with you, adjusting her pace to yours to remain in position. Before starting to train this behavior, decide which side you want your dog to heel on. In American Kennel Club obedience trials, dogs are required to heel on the left side of […]

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Up until now, you’ve perfected your positions—Sit and Down—separately, which is the most efficient installation strategy. There is now another piece you can add: teaching your dog to tell the verbal commands apart, which is called verbal cue discrimination in the training biz. However patently obvious it is to you that “sit” means Sit and […]

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Notice that the Down-Stay sequence is identical to Sit-Stay except that it’s faster—some exercises are skipped. Because your dog has already been through one entire Stay regime (sit), the similar task of Down-Stay will progress more quickly. Your dog is learning how to learn. The process will also be sped up by your sharper training […]

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