Hi everyone. Ceaser is now in week 2 of basic obedience. The barkmonster made a brief appearance, but was quickly quieted this week. (He barked through the whole class last week :embarrass: ).
We have been working on sit when we stop walking. He is almost 100% with sit in the house, around 90% in the yard, but totally ignores the command when on walks. I have read that dogs don't generalize, and I can understand that. Any tips on how to help make the transition?
Whenever/where-ever you're walking and he's on-leash and in heel position, when you stop, get the sit. Even if you've got to get your hands down there and show him what you want. Pull up on leash/collar w/your left while (gently) pushing down on his rump w/the right.
The point is that the auto-sit is just that. Auto. So if you're in the park, in a shopping center, by the pool, at a neighbor's, on the sidewalk, or where-ever, that sit is a part of heeling.