Train dog to heel with lots of treats. Reinforce behavior, stay motivated, and focused on you. Enjoyable training for both.
Teach your dog to heel with short, frequent sessions (2-3/day) of 5-10 mins each. Consistency is key for effective learning.
Teach your dog to heel at your knee level to walk straight, avoid pulling or lagging, and prevent leash tangling. Stay in control.
Teach your dog to heel on your non-dominant side (e.g., right-handed, keep dog left) for future task flexibility.
Stand next to a wall with a small gap for your dog to fit through, keeping them close and in the right position. Creates a snug space against your leg.
Teach dog heel with treats: Show treat in right hand, move to left, guide dog to left side, use pointing gesture, add "heel" cue, reward.
Gradually teach your dog to heel, adding one step at a time, and slowly increase distance and distractions. Leash training is essential.