|Barked: Wed Aug 29, '12 11:35am PST |
|Yes, it does matter for most trialling that I know of. I train a heel on both sides and use a different command for heel on the right, similar to what Bosley suggested. That way your dog will pick up on the difference. I cue 'heel' for left and 'side' for the right side. But you can use whatever you like for the right side, ofcourse. I've really found it to come in handy because we hike very rough terrain together and I often need her to switch sides quickly.
I agree, crumbbuckets is a good word for it. I wish it didn't matter what side as long as your dog is heeling well and being consistent with your cues.
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