Gun Dog Training – Heel Work

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Heel is an important tool for any gun dog. Learn the steps and teach your gun dog!

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  1. Lone Duck Outfitters

    Heel is an important tool to have in your Retriever Training Toolbox! Check out this How to Video

  2. Lone Duck Outfitters

    Does you dog pull on the leash? Here’s my simple way to teach your dog to Heel! Enjoy

  3. Lone Duck Outfitters

    Teach your dog to Heel the Lone Duck way! 

  4. TellYouWhat 95

    this is perfect I needed an example of this technique but couldn’t find it anywhere

    • Lone Duck Outfitters

      +charlie bruff Thanks Charlie – I appreciate the compliment and glad you learned something from it! We have a few more helpful videos on youtube or our website! Good luck with your dog!

  5. panzertoo

    I do that same turn

    • Lone Duck Outfitters

      +panzertoo Haha! It’s clutch! Thanks for watching

  6. sguitarx

    But a dog should not only pay attention because it is fearing correction, should it.

    • Lone Duck Outfitters

      Great comment – “fear” isn’t what they’re learning. They’re learning through a positive/negative or pressure system. When they are at Heel, they are being praised verbally and by having no tension on the lead. When they get out of heel, there is a correction or negative pressure. They pick up quickly that by staying at Heel, they are making us happy and are free from the tugs or pops of the lead. If the dog was acting out of fear, you would see a totally different body language. Definitely not how we train or want people to train. We look to gain respect from the dogs and have them look to us as leaders, not iron fisted rulers. Hopefully that helped clarify?

    • Hagen Steele

      You obviously don’t know dogs.

      The open mouth, upright posture, wagging tail, and confident gait of that dog CLEARLY demonstrate playful excitement, NOT “fear”.

  7. Brandon Hinton

    You should actually consider a correctional collar its easier on the dogs throat and is more effective at delivering a correction.

    • Lone Duck Outfitters

      Hey Brandon! We use E-collars as well, but the way I train, I start by teaching the dog heel this way, then transition to the ecollar to sharpen things up. Everyone has a slightly different training method, but this works best for me and the dogs I’ve trained! Thanks for the comment!

    • Brandon Hinton

      E-Collars work well they are great to fine tune all commands and behavior. Its always good to see someone who isn’t afraid to use correction the proper way.

    • Lone Duck Outfitters

      Agreed and your final note is most important. Making corrections the proper way!

  8. Jason Bourne

    Great example, been lookin for videos with this type of explanation. Keep em comin!

  9. Christopher Gonzalez

    Her mind was telling her no, but her body, her body was telling yeah!

  10. Jordan Meador

    I’m all for using corrections. However this is escape avoidance training. Unless you have a very hard temperamented dog, you are going to cause problems for yourself down the road. The guy in the video knows his dog, and his dogs motivation level seems high. That dog has a hard temperament. If your dog has a soft temperament, or if you’re not even sure, go with reward based training methods as opposed to escape avoidance.

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