Originally Posted by performanceknls
Custom K-9 Performance
This exercise is to get your dogs attention and will help with other commands in the future.
Work with your dog in an area with minimal distraction. Show your dog that you have a treat and move your index finger slowly in between your dog’s eyes and your eyes. Say “Watch” and as soon as you get eye contact praise your dog and give them the treat. If your dog will not make eye contact try to get down to their level. Again move the treat back and fourth between your gaze.
As you work with your dog start to increase the time you are asking for eye contact. Make sure to start adding distraction slowly. This small exercise will greatly help your heeling and overall focus with your dog. This is a motivational exercise so no correction should be made.
This exercise should be done several times a day for best results
it was just a hunch for me but i have been doing this with chino for the last few days.. my friend who recommended the class that we're in told me about this method she uses for her german shepard. he really knows when its time for business! it really helps to be renforced. i hope you read my last post "please take some time to read this" because i think that this forum is a godsend. thanks for showing me the way buddy