Heel, toe, heel, heel, toe.

18/01/2009 at 19:13 Leave a comment

Alert.

Alert.

Training to walk to heel has been going on for about four days and Phoenix is beginning to get the hang of it. She’s still over stimulated by the outside environment so it has to be a balance between letting her explore new things and keeping her attention on Tim and the walk. Best way around this has been to walk her at dawn and dusk when there’s less info available to her and she can can focus on the task in hand. However, there were still enough stops to investigate badger and fox trails.

Phoenix has graduated from her PVC blue baby collar* onto her first proper clip collar which is doing the business with the flexi lead making heel training easier because it was impossible for her to ever pull on the lead. So Phoenix has the freedom to move around and the choice of coming back to walk to heel without getting into a tangled mess.

Flexi leads aren’t normally advised for training purposes but for heel training it’s proving to be invaluable.

*actually it’s soft felt but it looks like PVC.

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