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It may not make a difference but it COULD. I see handlers hanging back as their dogs progress forward and sometimes that works. However, it CAN influence the dog to not go too far so they might break off from the path they’re trying to take because the handler isn’t following. If you think of an “orbit” you are giving her SPACE to choose which direction without limiting or directing, just in a position to let her choose. Also, there may be times where you don’t want your dog to go in a direction so that’s where you would remain in a position. And again, it’s not about constantly moving or always being in perfect balance, it’s more of a mindset.
Hope that makes sense! 🙂
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