Today, the course started, and many said that they were happy to have the opportunity to hone their handling skills on humans and that they feel much safer now in the task with their dogs.
Great experience for me as a trainer.
The Tag Points
Bina has created several tag points to help teach students her loose leash walking approach. You will need to watch the videos to understand the process and the tag points. This teaching is done without the dogs present. Students work in pairs and take turns pretending to be the dog. Here are some of the tag points:
The directions are: Before the click, hold hand stillThe tag point is: hand still
The directions are: After making eye contact, walk aheadThe tag point is: walk ahead
The directions are: If the dog crosses the toe boundary, turn 90 degreesThe tag point is: turn 90 degrees
The directions are: While redirecting the dog,The tag point is: look at hand
Purchase Bina's book (in German)
Mein Hund zerrt! Wie man einen Schlepplift im Wolfspelz in einen leinenführigen Hund verwandelt (Hilfe! Mein Hund...) [Kindle Edition]Bina Lunzer (Autor), Lili Chin (Illustrator)
Video in German
Video in English