06-10-2011, 06:12 PM
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If he's pushing into your space and walking forward, when you ASKED him to step OVER, OUT, AWAY from you...you need to TELL him.
The moment he erroneously steps forward/toward you or into your space, you need to position yourself and your energy to MOVE HIM OUT, whether that's backwards or sideways, it doesn't matter at that point. But get him to move his feet AWAY from your body.
You need to pay attention to how you are "blocking" his front end. You need to 'close the door' so he doesn't go forward and into you.
Watch his eye and make sure you are blocking it. For moving the forehand over/sideways, you can even just start by standing next to him and putting your hand up by his eye and your other hand nearer his nose and sort of patting the air - holding the lead rope between your two hands so it acts like a sidewall.
Hard to describe. Good luck!