The idea is that our pups remember to voluntarily check back with us, giving eye-contact, to communicate and get directions from us.
we work on our other training.
This is why it has become one of our most used skills:
Our friends also wrote about using check-in's to walk two dogs, here.
Avoiding Triggers (and Chicken Bones!)
grumpy cat behind a fence, or the ubiquitous chicken bone, we can capture their attention long enough to navigate around the obstacle. Just the other day we had a young, large dog lunging at them trying to play but our pups didn't even notice because they were too busy focusing.
Navigating the City
The training command that changed our life.
Who knew we would use this simple skill so much?
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