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Q. My dog only has food drive, can I still benefit from Focused Heeling with Michael Ellis? Also, if I’m not interested in competition can I still do this type of training?
Cindy,

I'm amazed by the focused heeling video that Ed just sent out. I have a few questions. My dog has only food drive, though it's a very strong food drive. Will this be a problem for that training? Will tugs be involved in the focused heeling training? The site has jute tugs that you can put food in, would that be a good to teach my terrier mix to like tugs?

I'm also wondering if the DVD would be good for dog owners not engaged in any competition training.

Thanks.

-Ben

A. You can certainly use food drive to train dogs, tugging isn’t necessary unless you want to do some type of biting sport.

Before you would train focused heeling, I’d recommend The Power of Training Dogs with Food first. If you want to teach your dog to tug, then I’d also recommend The Power of Playing Tug with your Dog.

Focused Heeling with Michael Ellis is geared towards ANYONE who wishes to teach their dog focused heeling, you don’t need to be interested in competition to do this. I think it’s fun, regardless of your goals.

Cindy
  
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