Being in public with dogs prompts some really amazing/human conversations. After work today, Haven and I went to Home Depot (best dog friendly training place ever) to buy a shop vac (imagine the amount of dog hair I remove from my life daily) and our cashier was a Veteran in his 80s, named Lyle. He respected her space but admired Haven and her eyebrows from afar, then explained to me that he used to train Rottweilers. “To teach them to heel, you grab a hotdog, bite off the end of it and hold it in your mouth. When you stop and the dog stops, the dog is on your left because of course your horse is on the right and you wouldn’t want it to step on your dog. Anyways you hold the lead on your left and when your dog stops and sits, you spit the hot dog into her mouth. You do this until the hot dog is gone... You do this repeatedly for a week or so, and then for the rest of her life, if you stop and go like this *makes a face like he’s about to spit* that dog won’t take her eyes off of you. Just my opinion, but it works.” 😂 Loved every second of that interaction, and that his “old school” techniques were still totally positive reinforcement!