Bailey is now 4 and a bit months old, the training on the whole is going great, really great, biggest issue is walking to heal! he sniffs and sniffs and snifs and pulls, we have tried treats, laying the law down, i know he's young, I know he can do it-done it in the past for about 2 mins!, how come he can't get this, like he gets voice hup, wait, whistle commands (some times a sniff is more important), hand commands, he gets it all on the whole bar walking to heal!
Both mom and dad are working dogs,
Your pup is too young to heel. Heeling is a lot of pressure. At that age, I was glad to get a loose-leash walk kinda by my side, on all four legs instead of two, with very short distances of heeling and some figure 8's thrown in. Now she is 20 months old and I expect more. I live in the city with lots of traffic and foot traffic and a heeling dog makes the walks much easier. Unfortunately, she is still creeping forward quite a bit. At any rate, a 1-2 hour heel is a lot to ask so I give her some loose leash freedom as well (loose leash meaning no pulling on the leash).