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All my puppies have seen the suit from very young, but they getting their first bite when they are ready. A real vague answer I know.

With me they are ready when the grip on the sleeve is good, if they know the out, if they can place an attack from a little distance (about 15-20 metres), if they are comfortable with the stick and the can. Some pups are sooner then others, but around 1 yr. I would say. I prefer working on the sleeve for a good grip, then move as fast as possible to the suit, but that´s my personal opinion.

Mals a bit sooner then my cross DS, the DS are longer puppies.
 

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When you introduce him, let him bite on the spot you want, then let him win it first..just like you do on the sleeve, when he gets the point, reward him through let him bite again. That´s the way we do it usually.

Can´t wait to see the first pics :lol:
 

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the reward is to bite again :wink:

Some vids of KNPV (our Spike), this was on a decoy exam.

stok (stick attack)
http://www.zippyvideos.com/8440477962922236/stok_spike/*selena1

werp (shooting and throwing obsticles)

http://www.zippyvideos.com/6345260072926796/werp_spike/*selena1

fiets (bycicle attack)

http://www.zippyvideos.com/5093555072926666/fiets_spike/*selena1

schijn (non- attack, decoy gives up, dog shouldn´t bite)

http://www.zippyvideos.com/7292880032926736/schijn_spike/*selena1

There is also a recall, I don´t have a video of that.

There aren´t from great quality (other wise I couldnt load them up on zippies), but you get the picture. Hillary posted some vids from french ring.
 

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Ingrid Rosenquist said:
I am interested in what others (and Will if you can let on Al) have said about this. I want to get my puppy involved in ringsport. Right now our club only has the the jacket portion of the suit but I am hoping to purchase the pants in the near future.

In preparation, We have been using Euro Joe synthetic arm and leg sleeves for the puppy so that he can get a feel for that sort of material. My older male who was started on jute and only did Schutzhund (so no leg bites) will bite a french linen sleeve but won't bite the leg sleeve. Granted, he is not a hard hitting dog so it might just be his limitations as a sport dog but I wanted to make sure I got the puppy on a leg sleeve as soon as I could so as to imprint that behavior. So far, the puppy has had no problem with leg bites :p
How do you want to make her bite the leg sleeve, which steps are you taking? Maybe I can help you on some other ideas.
 

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In my opinion it´s the best route :wink: If he will bite on the leg, just keep on moving and let him win it (victory round), the euro joe sleeves are perfect for the beginning of leg or arm bites.
 
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