I have an 8 month old Ford pup who has a ton of fire. Doing very well in his training but his Achilles is keeping his butt on the ground when marks are thrown. I conditioned the sit command via Hillman method and continue to do so. He won’t break, but every fiber in his body wants to raise that butt!
Most of the time I have one hand on his collar and one hand on his butt to make sure he stays solid. But as soon as I try to proof him he will give it a slight raise. I give him a very low level nick and make him sit which he will but he will continue to do it.
He’s is very young I know and Iam not panicking. We are having a ton of fun, but Iam looking for any tips that would be helpful in keeping him rock solid still. Iam not a fan of the heeling stick but would consider it as a last resort if need be.
I have no problem continuing to hold him with one hand on collar and one on butt until he matures out of this but he is almost 9 months and my fear is that this may be a longer problem than I think? Would love to hear from those of you who worked through the same issue.