In this video, Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP) Celine Yang and her dog Servus demonstrate the steps to follow to teach your dog to back around. To begin, Celine uses an adjustable exercise pen. The pen is only wide enough for Servus to walk backward; it is not big enough for him to turn around. The key to teaching this behavior is to go slow and click for increased duration. Note how Celine stands in the center of the pen and clicks in increments until Servus is backing up 360⁰ around her. Celine then phases out the gate and Servus backs around her on cue!
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