The Heeling Stick is the fastest and easiest way to teach your dog to walk on heel. It provides a visual barrier to the dog for staying in the proper heeling position. Simply keep your dog on a short leash with a choke chain right next to you on the side that you want the dog to walk, then use the heeling stick in the opposite hand, positioning it across you to form a gate-like barrier in front of the dog. Should the dog try to charge ahead, provide momentary correction with the collar and tap him gently on the chest with the stick, while giving the command “heel”. This 37 in. long stick is more flexible and durable than wood, with a fiberglass core, nylon skin and a rubber handle.