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Adele's Training Videos

Puppy Sonic

Sonic at 8 weeks

Photo by Wendy Tisdall

When Adele brought home her Flat-Coated Retriever puppy "Sonic" in October of 2011, she started producing short videos of training sessions. The ones she has finished are organized by classes and by areas of training. You can also see all of the videos Adele has posted on her YouTube channel.

Areas of Training: Heeling

"Heeling is the obedience exercise in which the handler plays the most important role. A smooth dog and handler team provides a flowing picture. The good handler leads the dance, giving subtle cues that the well-trained dog instantly follows. Conversely, the poor handler weaves and jerks her way around the ring, steps into her dog on halts, steps away on turns, and pretends to do pace changes. This is hard for the dog to follow, and difficult to judge." (pg 141 of Competition Obedience: A Balance Act)

If there isn't a link, it means Adele hasn't released a video on that topic.

Front attention

Heel position attention

Correcting loss of attention

Find heel 1

Find heel 2

Find heel: adding distractions

Rhythm Heeling - clockwise

Rhythm heeling 2 - building time and distance

Rhythm heeling - counterclockwise

Right Circles

Left Circles

Figure 8s


Play running


Heeling Footwork

About Turn

Left Turn

Right Turn