I have never had to teach a dog how to heel backwards (as in the method used for defense of handler in French Ring) so I could definitley use some ideas on how to accomplish this. Can it be taught without having a 2nd person present? I do realize that some dogs just are not comfortable with heeling backwards and prefer the sideways heel (for lack of a better description). Is there something I can work with him now, while he is young, to get him comfortable/use to doing this? All constructive input is appreciated as we all know what works for one dog...may not for another.