oh darn! Elliot, i was hoping you would say that you DO give a lil signal to stop.
I am only new at learning this heelwork,
but so far, Buddy always takes at least a half step ahead when i stop.
Then, he backs himself up to be beside me.
But, maybe if we stay at it, he will somehow develop the skill to sense when i am about to stop walking...? and no longer take that extra step when i stop suddenly ...
Like i said in link above, he is doing pretty well with his turns now, and with a steady pace walk, stays pretty much in position/less forging now, and his backwards heelwork is flawless,
but just the stops are very clumsy...........so far.
Doing it one step at a time, is more of a challenge for my "Mr Zoom zoom zoom" dog, but, he is getting there, getting the hang of working one step at a time so i can better control his exact position.
and, i've come to realize, we will have to practice this heelwork around distractions
He was heeling in perfect position, eyes on me,
and dumped me to follow his 'daddy' carrying a plate of food!
nah, i don't use trainers, i have taught Buddy probably 70 cues all by myself with the help of this site.
Many others here are the same way, just teach our dogs things without a trainer. I really should write the tricks all down to count them again. It can be done, teaching a dog things even with no trainers.
THANKS FOR REPLY,
i guess we will just keep at it, and hope that Buddy somehow develops the ability to figure out when i am about to stop, so he loses that "extra step".