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The "heel" command

Updated: April 9, 2008, 1:02 PM ET
By Rhett Kermicle | sportdog.com

If the command "Heel" is so basic and simple, you have to wonder why you see so many dogs that won't walk quietly by their owner's side. Admittedly, some dogs are easier to train than others, and some seem bent on doing the opposite of whatever you want them to do. The truth is, the same principles that apply to all of your hunting dog commands apply to the heel command. Properly training this command is not difficult, but it does require firmness and, just as importantly, consistency.

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