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Q. I taught my GS to come and sit in front of me with a treat in my hands in front of me. I'm trying to teach her with my hands to the side now, but she keeps sitting off to the side. Please help.
I taught my GS to come and sit in front of me with a treat in my hands in front of me. Does this great and does finish. Now I am trying to call her and sit in front of me with my hands beside me and no treat. She wants to go for my hands which makes her sit off to side. I am told that in akc obedience my hands need to be at my side. Loosing major points for this.

Thanks,
Andy

A. You need to teach the dog to focus on your face to access the rewards. You’ll likely need to back up your training and reteach the front since you’ve trained your dog to focus on your hands.

I’d recommend these 2 videos:

The Power of Training Dogs with Food
Focused Heeling with Michael Ellis

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