I can't take any credit I'm afraid. They are all long established methods. This particular one is quite an old method that seems to have lost favour a little in recent years. I still think it's the fastest and most reliable. I read an awful lot of training material, as I start my canine behaviour courses in January.fletcher;601 said:We will be doing this from now on!! Where do you come up with all of these ideas collieman? I dont mind looking a little silly....
Unless you have acclimated your dog to training outside, then she will be extremely distracted by the overwhelming smells, sounds and new things to see. You have the right idea to get her used to the new environment by training easier commands like sit, etc. Just make sure that your dog is focusing on you and not the surroundings. You can even start in your own backyard at first, and then move to a park.mopar53190;597 said:I'm training my puppy to heel. She is not heeling outside, so what I started doing is leashing her in the house and walking from one end to the other saying "heel, Good girl" and giving her a treat when she is doing good. We just started this so she is not doing it outside yet, but she does not want to listen when outside anyways so I'm going to start to train her outside with treats also; sit, come, stay...
I am sorry for being a dummy,maybe not fully understanding but If the pup is pulling out front or off to the side and you just turn the other way are you not then having to pull even harder to get your pup to your side?For my puppy, whenever she walked in front of me, or too far out to the side, I turned around and walked the other way, without fail.
No. Though I can see why you might think that. What actually happens is two things:I am sorry for being a dummy,maybe not fully understanding but If the pup is pulling out front or off to the side and you just turn the other way are you not then having to pull even harder to get your pup to your side?
Glad to hear it's working for you. I've never had it fail me yet. The key is doing it every single time. It's really very rare now that I have to make an about turn. Though I do it from time to time to keep her on her toes, and keep the walk random.bocephus;977 said:Collieman,
I took the pup Loki out and tried your method.
Well about all I can say is Thanks a bunch!!:dogwink:
Worked well! Just didn't quit understand till you explained it a bit.
Thanks for enlightening me a little on it! It Is Working well!!