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How to Train a Dog to “Heel” (K9-1.com)

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  1. this video helped us immensely, thanks!  it’s nice that the cute little doggy is a beginner.  i mean, u actually get to see a dog learn from scratch.  lots of YouTube vid’s  will demonstrate with a dog that already knows wat to do!?  it REALLY helped to see how to deal with a doggy that mite not “get it right” the very first time.  thanks again.

    1. I agree, so many people have trained adult dogs so it’s not easy to see young or untrained reacting to the training. Great videos that are not patronising. 👍🏻

  2. I am pausing and working with my puppy as you go. This channel is such a huge help, and my border collie has gotten this down just in two hours of work and play in between! Thank you so much

  3. This is a great video. Way better than all the other “Heel” videos I’ve seen on YouTube. I only wish I had seen this earlier.

    1. Dog Training by K9-1.com would love seeing these methods on a Shiba Inu puppy, as I am getting one soon, hope they aren’t that hard to train as people say

  4. My puppy is 15 weeks old and this worked for her! I’ve trained her sit,lay,shake,roll over, speak and now heal! Thanks for the video!

    1. @ed lamb you really don’t need to watch videos on sit and down, if your dog is interested in you and your treats it will be easy. 🙂

    2. @Peg Gatto I genuinely can’t remember how it did it! this has been many years ago but i wanna say i taught her to lay first, then slowly started rolling her with my hand and eventually she learned to do it by herself

  5. My 10 week old German Shepherd puppy can sit, lie down, stay, come (when whistled), shake and ‘leave it.’ This is the first vid I’ve used, she learned it in 8 minutes. This breed is a smart one!

  6. Great video! So informative. I’ve looked at all your stuff!

    Quick question: How long do you take before you change phases? Do you train one phase for days until they get it right? Then move onto the next phase, and then eventually onto training the next command? I want to train my dog, but I also don’t want to confuse him.

  7. Thanks for such a great and professional training video. I can’t wait to see the rest of all your videos!! 👍🏻🐶

  8. Wish I had learned this method months ago. We’ve been having a difficult time training our 2 yr old shepherd to heel. Can’t wait to try this. Great idea. Thank you!!

  9. Thank you for this! I’ve been watching all kinds of YouTube videos on how to train my puppy to heel, but none of them have stuck with me like this one.. Your video is so clear & comprehensive – I already know that my puppy will be able to learn this efficiently because I now have such a good grasp of how to train him this command.

  10. I have a pit bull that has mental disability’s, and she is special needs. I was able to teach her this in 8 minutes. All dogs are amazing, no matter what disability they have

  11. I really love how your using positive reinforcement! There’s no need for punishment on aversive collars like e collars, prong, or choke collars since positive reinforcement has been proven to be just as effective (if not more!), and less risky for your dog. Well done!

    1. Definately agree! Though I have watched videos of positive trainers using prong/e collars on dogs and it really helped the animals along with the positive reinforcement. With the prong, he was working with a very anxious pitbull who was severely choking herself and lashing on a leash (Enough to break her own neck/choke herself to death. Obv very serious) He said owners jump into prongs without knowing how to use it properly, the prong should never cause constant discomfort to the animal nor jab into their necks 24/7 especially when laying down because that causes greater issues. The only discomfort the animal should feel is slight pressure when they start to pull on the leash, then the release when they stop. This is when you reward and give the treat, to encourage that she doesn’t have to be scared and try to get away when she’s on the leash. (Along with praise as she calmed down) And with the e he said the only thing you should use is the tone (Whish is typically a beep) He basically used it as a clicker to help the dog with attention training so it would stop trying to chase deer/other potentially dangerous things. Idk what he said about the vibrate on e-collars, but he said there is never a need to shock the dog.

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