I have just started the total retriever training DVDs. In one of the first drills of formal obedience he is working on the here and sit commands. He sits the dog in front of him, backs up, and gives the here command. When the dog get close mike gets the dog to sit(always facing him.)
I have tried this drill but when I say here and give a pull on the cord my dog will not come straight to me. She will always try to make a big loop to my left as if to almost avoid me and the pressure. When I give another pull on the cord as a correction she will not change the path.
I then shortened the distance to where she is only a few feet in front of me. Say here with pull on cord and back up at same time a few feet. She still try's to go to the left .
Also when I tell her to sit and give correction she will not sit facing me. She always try's to sit where her side is facing me rather than a frontal finish.
Any ideas on how to get her to come straight to me and sit facing me would be appreciated. In the video mike never discusses what to do if this happens.