Items needed; 12-foot lead, 6-foot lead, electronic collar.
Start out with the 12-foot lead and open area with at least 50 by 50-foot dimensions, preferably larger than 50 x 50.
Begin by walking in any direction and let the dog pass by you. Without saying a word and before the pup reaches the end of the lead turn around and head in the opposite direction. Almost every pup will hit the end of the lead and turn and run past you again. Just before the pup hits the end of the lead turn and head the opposite direction once again. Most likely the pup will do the same thing again. Keep doing the turn, just before the pup hits the end of the lead. Be sure to make your turns as quickly as possible. This method may seem harsh, because by necessity hitting the end of the check cord needs to hard enough on the dog to get its attention. The plus side is this method is so effective that the pup will retain the training for months if not years.
It won’t be long before the pup begins to pay attention to your movements. The amount of stubbornness inherent in the pup will determine how quickly it begins to pay attention. They will start to watch for your turns and turn as you turn. You can make a couple of reinforcement turns and call it a lesson. Praise your dog and give it some fun time. It is better if you can do two or three lessons the same day. Just be sure to keep the lessons to around 10 minutes.
Start out the next lesson with the 12-foot check cord. Repeat as before until the pup is paying attention to your movements. You now switch to the 6 ft check cord. Repeat the turns making sure there is slack in the cord before the pup hits the end. This forces the pup to pay closer attention to your movements. By now the pup should be keeping one eye on you most of the time. He has learned that unless he pays attention to his master’s movements, unpleasant things happen.
Doree’s third lesson demonstrating her progress using the Koehler method @:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmOwCJ-pUvU