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Categories: Raising a Working Puppy

Q. What's the deal with having the dogs return on recall to 'between the legs' facing forward? Is this a new fad or what?
Cindy,

What's the deal with having the dogs return on recall to "between the legs" facing forward? Is this a new fad or what? I realize in protection you don't want the dog to "front" and take it's attention off the decoy, but why not to heel position?

Karen

A. I don't want to compromise my dog's correctness in heel position, so I teach an alternate behavior for recalls in protection.

This is perfectly acceptable for competition in the sport we are training in currently. (Mondioring)
  
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