As a professional dog trainer I can tell you that a crucial aspect to improving your dog’s overall obedience training is for the dog to experience a daily hour-long pack walk. “Heeling” is the name for when your dog is walking at your side or even slightly behind you. Most people who struggle with their dog’s bad behavior both inside and outside of their home go on very few actual walks with their dog, and when they do go for walks, they are dragged down the street by their dog. As a balanced dog trainer I offer services to resolve bad behaviors both in-home and outside with real life distractions. Part of the training my clients experience is learning how to properly “heel” their dog. Understandably, due to scheduling conflicts or even illness, we cannot always be there to provide our dogs with a daily pack walk. Additionally, many of my clients do not have the kind of dog that your average dog walker can handle, too much adrenaline can lead the dog to make dangerous decisions like dog fighting. The really great news is that if you live in the Van Vorst Park or Hamilton Park area of Jersey City, I highly recommend contacting Otis Ball of Gypsy Dog Walking Service at 201-451-5070. Otis Ball has eighteen years of dog handling experience. If your dog struggles with bad behavioral issues such as aggression, separation anxiety, or bad leash manners (lunging, barking, jumping on leash etc.), Otis is skilled at resolving these bad behaviors and effectively heeling each dog within his pack during each pack walk. Heeling during a daily pack walk is essential to maintaining your dog's calm obedient behavior. Otis also hosts calm day care services in his home. I have added him to my website because I frequently have clients who are looking for calm structured walking services for their dog. If you're in this area, check him out! Here is the new link to my website for more details.