Changing Direction for Focus




One of the ways you can encourage your dog to pay closer attention to you is by changing direction to mix things up a bit. Create interest and excitement by being unpredictable and fun.

This will help not only build great focus on the lead but is perfect for laying the foundations of a brilliant recall too.

When you are walking along with your dog, try mixing it up a little bit. Suddenly change orientation and dash in a different direction. As soon as your dog sees that you’re not beside them anymore, they will look around and come rushing towards you. Reward them when they get close.

Start by practicing this on a regular length lead before working on a long line and eventually off lead too when your dog has a reliable recall.

Keep your dog guessing and ramp up the fun. How quickly can they keep up with you?

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