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Learning directional commands
Teaching a puppy the directional commands is a long and patient task for the musher. It is acquired over several excursions with a harness. The series of essential commands is quite short : 'hike' or 'go' to have the puppy move forward, 'no' when he wants to take a wrong direction, 'ahead' so that he goes straight, 'whaou' or ' stop' so that it stops, form the first base which allows the puppy to advance in front of its master without deviating. He will then have to learn to turn at the command by first following a course with deviations to the right (‘gee’ or ‘right’) only then to the left (‘haw’ or ‘left’), with the same method.
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