Collar, Heel Stick, & Check Cord
Whether you’re teaching basic commands or starting retrieving practice, you’re always in control with SportDOG® Brand training products. Our heel stick and training collar are perfect for basic obedience training, and the 30-foot check cord is perfect for long-distance training.
With an adjustable training collar and a check cord, get the new guy used to wearing this collar with the lead attached. Let him drag this lead around when running in the yard. When you want him under control, grasp the lead and get him used to you being the boss. The more he wears it with you in control, the less he will fight you as you go through the training process. This combination can be a very helpful tool when play/training with the dummy.
Usually it is not difficult to convince him to go get the dummy but many times the “bring it back to me” part gets a little gray. Use the lead to help him “remember” the correct direction of a retrieve. Just a couple of firm, quick tugs usually does the trick.
When walking, don’t let him drag you. Remember, you are taking him for a walk, he is not taking you for a drag. The same firm, quick tugs usually slow him down. Walk him on your left and “steer” him with the lead. Repeat the “heel” command often. This will take several outings so don’t get frustrated.