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Incredible Tricks Through Shaping Part 3/6: Teach Your Dog to Heel and Pivot with You! presented by Mariah Hinds

  • Sunday, March 12, 2017
  • 12:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 12, 2023
  • 1:30 PM
  • Recorded Webinar


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(Incredible Tricks Through Shaping is a six part webinar series. You can watch one or you can watch six. Each webinar sits as an individual skill training session; however they do build in skill level so if you are a beginner it may be best to do them in order.)

Part 3/6:
Teach Your Dog to Heel and Pivot with You! 

Presented by Mariah Hinds

CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5

Do you want to teach your dog how to stay by your side and move with you when you move? Do you want to do rally with your dog? Shaping is the fastest way to harness the power of your dog's mind and start your dog on the path to really awesome heeling skills.

Teach your dog to reliably find and stay in heel position! Teach your dog to move their rear so they are accurately in the correct position. Whether you are moving sideways, turning left or right or moving backwards, your dog will learn to maintain heel position.

Learning Objectives

  • Front feet on an object
  • Rear feet move into heel position
  • Find heel position from any angle while handler is stationary
  • Left turns
  • Removing the prop and generalizing the behavior
  • Find stationary heel position with distance
  • Heeling pivots and sidesteps
  • Right turns
  • Heeling backwards
  • One step forward
  • Adding turns and adding duration

About The Presenter

Mariah, The DogSmith of Charlotte is certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. With experience stretching over more than twelve years, she’s handled every problem a canine can dish out, from dogs that fight, to rehabilitating severely abused dogs, to training winning performance dogs. Mariah is an avid dog sport competitor and recently achieved first place out of 100 dogs in a statewide competition and third place overall out of 300 competitors. So, whether you are looking for great pet dog training or high levels of competition obedience and trick training she can help you.

Mariah has a long record of success using positive reinforcement training and believes that rewarding dogs for the behavior you want works and works well. Building appropriate choices is a lot more effective than force, pain or fear. The current research and Mariah’s 12 years of experience in the field validate that the best way to change undesirable dog behavior is through positive reinforcement. Mariah says “we don’t use physical corrections to teach a dog a new behavior because that is simply not necessary or effective”. This doesn’t mean you’ll be forced to carry around reward cookies for the life of your dog. We steadily phase out food rewards once your dog has learned the new behavior and life rewards are introduced to support new behavior retention.

Mariah shares her home with Jada, her 10-year-old Doberman, Clever, her 4-year-old border collie, Talent, the Border collie puppy and 2 cats, Diesel and Spindle.

Join Mariah in one of her webinars and find out how much fun teaching obedience, tricks and manners can be for everyone!

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