K9 Fit Club Woof Workout of the Week
Start by getting your dog’s attention.
Walk forward, keeping your dog in the heel position, with your dog’s ear next to your leg. If your dog wants to pull forward, say, “Heel!” and turn to the right, and continue walking in the new direction.
When you reach a designated spot (cone, tree, end of the room), have your dog turn and face you as you say “Come!” and jog backward to starting point. Your dog should follow directly in front of you (facing each other) and shouldn’t pass you. This helps your dog work on staying engaged and keeping eye contact with you.
Once at the start point again, repeat.
*Remember, “Heel” is only used when you want your dog to move beside you in heel position, with your dog’s ear next to your leg. Use “Come” in any other position, so your dog knows to follow you instead of standing next to you.