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Okay, Annie's heel technically sucks and the trainer with whom I'm working wants a bit more ring-style to it...the advantage of teaching her in English is now I can switch to another language :lol:.

So I'm trying to get a heel where she's at a sit and her right shoulder is making contact with my leg. Want to start at sit and then work on backwards, side to side, and finally forward heeling (another point from the trainer, which I think is interesting and a great idea).

How do I do this motivationally for a high-prey and enthusiastic dog? Kind of an open question...I'm working on my own stuff, but would like you all to break down what YOU would do.

My problem is I'm trying to gently position her...she'd not used to being nudged against in a sit next to me...and it's confusing her. And I'm leaning over her, etc, can't tell if she's thinking I'm gonna do something to her because I'm in her space. Spitting out lamb lung (tasty!) from my mouth and "Yes'ing" to mark the proper position...which included eye contact with me. My body posture sucks as well, I keep bending over particularly when I'm physically adjusting her (of course).
 

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I've trained for a dog to make contact with my leg with only 1 dog. With that dog, I carried what was basically a shepherd's crook to nudge the dog in place without me having to change my posture. Luckily, I had a crook that folded down so it was about 5 inches long fully broken down, so I just slowly started to fold it down until it could hide in my hand/arm so the dog wouldn't see it anymore.
 
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