The “Near!” Team is a valuable skill that a dog of any breed should acquire. It is unlikely that any owner will like that the animal will constantly pull the leash, trying to escape, or, conversely, get in the way underfoot. But the dog trained by the “Near!” Team will immediately attach itself to the left foot of its owner and will move along with him until he releases her for a walk.
Despite its apparent simplicity, this team is difficult enough to learn as a pet. Training is based on coercion, so it’s worth starting an exercise with a puppy only from 6 months of age. A step-by-step guide and useful tips will help you teach your dog how to run the “Next!” Command on and without a leash, in the normative version for exhibitions and for everyday use for daily walks.
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