It was pointed out to me at a picnic hunt this weekend that me letting my dog run a circle around me when she heels is not a good idea as it can mess up her remembering where marks are. Tonight I started correcting the bad habit I let happen. I put her on a leash, stood with my back to a fence so she could not circle behind me and then told her to heel. At first she instinctively tried to circle me but hit the fence and could not. So I pulled on the leash trying to direct her where I wanted her to go and gave the heel command again. After a few tries she got it right on her own and I got real excited with my good girls and pet her a lot trying to make it obvious I was really happy with what she just did. After a few more tries of it she was not trying to circle me anymore when she heeled. My problem is every once in a while she will heel looking at me instead of straight forward and with her but sticking strait away from my right side. Her butt compared with the direction I am looking would make a 90 degree angle if you were to draw the lines. When she does this and I tell her to heel she does not understand that she needs to swing her butt back in line with the direction I am looking and just folds up when I keep saying heel and try to move her butt for her. I found a blown down empty plastic trash can and put it at my side with just enough room for her to be heeling properly next to me. My thought was if she tried to heel looking up at me with her but way off to the side the trash can would prevent her from doing this. It worked a bit but the can was light and she could move it out of the way. Anyone have suggestions on how to fix this?