I would like to hear how people start a dog off in bitework, from puppy to say, 1 year, and what equipment ect.
I would, too, and I'd also like to hear how many have been able to do it without a club, with just a couple other people.Jeff Oehlsen said:I would like to hear how people start a dog off in bitework, from puppy to say, 1 year, and what equipment ect.
Four people with how many dogs training?Selena van Leeuwen said:ok, shall I start?
Puppies in the litter get a jute bag to play with, this there biting toy till there about 12 wks.
I have diffrent \"baby sleeves\" (euro joe´s), every one a bit thicker. We built this up by playing. More serious bite work starts after teething, they meet sticks and plastic can. They are stroke with those and later on hit with it. At that time they learn also to make an attack from a short distance.
At aprox 8/9 mo.°1 yr there on the tickest sleeve or IPO (half) hard sleeve, it depends how grown (mentally) the dogs are. Than we move over to the french suit (suit you´re using in general), if they bite well we´ll move to jutte & leer (leather).
Our club exist with 4 people, but most of the time Dick and I train together. Dick is my trainer to (hard if he is your husband to :wink: )