Baby Steps: Introduction to Heeling

This is a beginning-level course meant to serve as a bridge between Home Companion courses, in which dogs learn general manners skills, and beginning obedience courses, where formal heeling is already an important part of class exercises. The entire focus of this class will be on heel position and building basic heeling skills in beginner dog-handler teams. To enroll in this class, dogs must have passed the CGC and must have in-class behavior that does not interfere with other dog-handler teams. Class time will include periods when dogs will need to be crated for discussions and for exercises in which teams are working one at a time – participants should plan accordingly.