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Drops the Head While Turning

Please remember that to build behavior, you have to reinforce the correct behavior.

To fix your dog dropping his head on the turn:

  • Place some food under your arm.
  • Put the dog in the Basic Position.
  • Drop food.
  • The dog will be surprised but after a couple of repetitions, will become to anticipate and will look up.
  • After the expectation is created – put Positive Reinforcementon a variable rate.

We then need to incorporate Negative Reinforcement:

  • Put the dog in the Basic Position.
  • Pop on the leash and drop food.
  • The pop will become a cue to look up.
  • You can give a pop before the turn and the dog will look up. With many repetitions, looking up during the turn will become habitual.