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How to train your dog to 'watch me' — and get them to focus on you when you need them to

Making eye contact will result in all of the treats, and easily get you both out of tricky situations.

Making eye contact will result in all of the treats, and easily get you both out of tricky situations.

Making eye contact will result in all of the treats, and easily get you both out of tricky situations. 1:53

Squirrels are the common nemesis of your family friend — so they're a natural distraction on walks. But it's not ideal when they, or something else, becomes an obsession that takes over. Enter the 'watch me' command as demonstrated by Danielle Hodges, dog trainer extraordinaire, and the ever-so-cute Peyton.

The 'watch me' command will teach your pooch the importance of eye contact in situations like being fixated on that squirrel, or seeing another dog that they just don't seem to like. Learn how to refocus their attention and get them to snap out of this behaviour.

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