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Heeling: Power & Precision – Part 3

October 1

This class is part 3 of a 3-part series.

Ready to turn those bits and pieces into a formal, ring-ready heeling pattern? What is the secret to a fancy figure 8?

In this class, we will formalize and combine all the elements from the previous two classes to build formal heeling patterns.

  • Build your confidence in the ring by learning what to expect from the judge, and practice your responses until your own behavior is fluent and ring-ready.
  • Consider the three layers of stimulus control that are in effect in the ring: the judges commands, the handler’s cues, and the dog’s response.
  • Deconstruct the Figure 8 and explore the skills needed from dog and handler, and also making handling choices for your individual dog.
  • Build duration and focus for resilient behaviors under pressure
  • And put it all together for a polished performance