San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In dog sports everything begins and ends with heeling. Heeling will help or interfiere with every command that the dog has to obey. There are many ways to teach the exercise, but thankfully the latest tendencies are going back to encouraging the natural way of free movement!
My system of teaching is not based on food luring or targeting a toy under your arm, etc. Dogs are not forced to fake "attention", not forced to prance as a result of the awkward head position, not glued to the leg of the handler, no sticks, no magnets, no targets.
Therefore the ridiculous and indispensable for so many trainers position of the left arm while heeling becomes unnecessary!!!
My approach is to teach true eye contact and precise position, while making sure that the dogs are allowed to be free to express their mood and feeling trough the movement. This is the beauty of natural free heeling. There no gimmicks. But ... heeling is not only about what the dog does and how the dog carries itself, there is just as much work on the handlers part and I am going to teach you both.
There are only 12 working spots. Appropriate age for this workshop - 6 months old and above.
Looking forward to working with you!