Planet K9's Basic Manners Online Session 3
Teaching your dog to heel
WALKING AT HEEL:
What does walking at heel mean? For a companion dog, heel will simply mean that they are trotting along beside you while gazing up at you, giving you their full attention. This is not something you would ask your dog to do for their entire walk - how boring would be that be for a dog! We want them to enjoy their walk and sniff about. There are times however when having your dog very close to you in the heel position is useful. If you see a rowdy dog ahead or kids on bikes or you a walking through a crowd it is good to have your dog walking at heel. Below is a short video on how to teach this useful cue.