I've got a 16 month old YLM that I am trying to work through 3 handed casting. He comes right back on "here", but doesn't front finish. I've been doing the drill with a rope, but when I get him to sit in front of me he faces off to the side instead of looking at me. I try to straighten him out by hand at this point, but it doesn't seem like he is understanding that I expect him to face me.
I've tried to go back and work on just "here" with front finish and I get this same behavior. I've tried using a hallway and that helps get him in the right spot, but he still tends to turn sideways/face away from me. It's almost like he isn't sure if he is supposed to sit there facing me or heel and sit so he just halfway does both in front of me. Any advice on a drill to fix this? This is my first dog and I'm trying to follow TRT.