Stevepleds Posted January 30, 2021 Report Share Posted January 30, 2021 Hi everyone, I have a 16 month old Male Border called Rupert, who is on the whole an amazingly well behaved and obedient little guy. His only flaw - walking to heel whilst on the lead! He knows the heel position and will walk to heel around the house and even outside on the fields while off the lead really well. However, as soon as you put the lead on and try walk around town he just will not do it! As I say he is fully aware of what he should be doing, because a walk on the lead will tend to go along the lines of; he quickly darts ahead by a metre, feels the lead go tight, darts back to the heel position, but then immediately dashes off again, repeat x1000. I have tried standing still and not progressing on the walk til he is at heel, but this doesnt work as he will again come back to my side but then immediately try dash off when i start to walk again. I have tried taking tasty treats like chicken and cheese on walks and rewarding when he walks to heel, holding them on my hip to try keep him there, but the problem is treats really dont interest him that much so his focus doesnt last very long. I have tried being super patient and have tried these techniques literally for months now but he just does not seem to be getting it and really havent seen any improvement. Has anybody else had a similar problem or have any tips? It would be hugely appreciated as Im not sure what else to do. Thanks very much, Steve Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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