Bryan Colletti· Registered
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Bungee tie outs I don't like. I want to know the exact distance the dog is from me. It is bad enough to have handlers who take a step forward on you. Bungees have advantages and so does 3/4" nylon rope! You still have some scope in the line, but not much. The big thing is to use a harness and not a wide collar. I use a 30' rope on a 4' post.
Howard if you use bungee's properly you will come to love them. Nothing builds a more explosive bite and better frustration during a miss.
The problem you encounter is one of Physics. Simply grab the bungee once it is attached to the tie out. Using all your strength like an oxen. Start to pull it as far as you can pull it, when you have reach the limit, mark that spot, place two cones a few feet apart so the dog has a lane to get his bite.
You now have a line on the ground that this dog can or can not reach you. I stoke a dog big time, and make them miss. Sometimes at first, that are like WTF? Then I stoke them again and make them miss, it is exhausting work for them. Then I make them miss several more times in succession at the end of the line, at the height of their frustration, I inch in to give them a bite on the suit or sleeve. I fight for a second, they win and off they go! One and done and building slowly from there.
You need to have the drive foundation for a bite there first, maximize their frustration to your advantage and let them fly