Lesson 1, Topic 1
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2.4 Introduce Continous Leash Pressure

2.4 Introduce Continous Leash Pressure

We will now use continuous leash pressure to communicate to the dog to get his rear into the Basic Position.

  1. Hold your leash in the right hand – 00:18 sec.
  2. Place the dog sitting at 45°.
  3. Lift your hand up for the dog’s attention.
  4. Pause for a second.
  5. Gently pull on the leash to the right and continue holding STEADY pressure while luring until the dog is in the Basic Position.
  6. Release the pressure once the dog is in Basic Position.
  7. Lift the hand up.
  8. Pause for 1 second.
  9. Mark and reinforce.

After a few repetitions, you will not need to lure the dog. The dog will get into the Basic Position in response to the leash – 01:02 sec.

Please remember not to create a behavior chain. Randomly reinforce the dog for either sitting patiently at 45° and waiting for a command or being in Basic Position and focusing on the hand – 01:47 sec.