January 23, 2017

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Creating a Feeling in Heel with Forrest Micke

Heeler's Toolbox I interactive online class with Forrest Micke starts January 30, 2017. This short video is taken directly from the class.

Forrest is one of the most dynamic dog trainers we have ever had the pleasure of working with, and of course, that energy is transferred directly into his dogs and his training. In this video, Forrest will give a few pointers on how you can add some style or expression into your heeling work. By incorporating this training early on in the heeling process, you will be able to use these techniques throughout your entire training regimen and end up with a dog who noticeably enjoys the work.

This video is one small piece of the pie. This course is a comprehensive look at the foundation training that goes into a successful heeling training plan. Forrest breaks down the behavior of heeling into very small, methodical pieces that will allow you to put together a beautiful finished product in your training. We looking forward to seeing you in class with Forrest next week.


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Our 9 week old Malinois puppy lies down or bites the leash when we try to get him to walk with us. The more we pull the more aggravated the situation gets. Your advice would be appreciated.


He's only 9 weeks old and this is an extremely common issue with puppies of this age. I would use high value food to lure the puppy when he's on leash. I would redirect him to the food if he wants to bite the leash. I would use my movement to encourage him to follow.

We use harnesses on our puppies but that doesn't mean you have to do so. There are many ways to raise and train pups, we simply demonstrate the methods we currently use & have success with.