Consider The Dog | Teaching a dog focused heeling

Focused Heeling

Duration: 12:58

Ever watch an obedience competition or show and wonder how they get their dogs to look at them while walking?  It's called a focused heel and it's used in many dog sports including IPO, Ring Sports and AKC. To develop it takes time and patience. In this video, Robert explains the basics to shaping this behavior with your puppy, including proper position and head posture. Then, he shows it to you on a finished dog and offers some final points to polish the technique. This one video will get you on your path to learn how to teach your dog a polished focused heel.

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Robert Cabral

Robert Cabral is a dog trainer/behavior expert, founder of Robert Cabral’s Dog Training and known for his work with Bound Angels where he has taught animal shelters throughout the US on canine behavior, understanding complex behaviors and basic dog training/handling skills. His work has helped move many large animal control agencies towards No Kill.  

Robert has taught and competed in protection dog sports, competitive obedience and has trained countless dogs of almost every breed and drive. His passion is helping people to understand their dogs and form a clear and solid relationship through training.

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