I know what hunter is trying to say and I do the same. Teach proper out with a toy first. Make it boring and stiff. No self satisfaction from pulling on a dead tug. Say out, once. Wait him out. at first you can reward any out regardless of time by giving the release command and tugging hard again. Then repeat. Eventually you want to only reward fast outs. Fast outs = fast release. Slow out = long wait before another release (but no obedience, just sit there and wait a while. If you go to obedience on a slow out you will get even slower outs). I usually don't do exchanges because there is no reward for outing, the new toy becomes the cue to out. I personally don't like that (just my opinion).
Sounds like you have outing problems in general, and might be moving too fast.
Work on out with a tug so the dog is not too overloaded and can think. then build it up in protection once it's clear in his head that out means a fast out. You can work on other things for now (H&B, etc) and let the dog carry in protection. When you are ready to work on outing, you can spend every protection day working on just the out, then put it all together. The helper can reward a fast out like hunter said, but also at that point if the dog is clear I have no qualms about letting the dog know that not outing or outing slow is unacceptable.
And on another note, if you are afraid of your dog you might consider a sport where he does not get so high in drive. You need to command respect from your dog, and he will feel it if you are afraid of him, it travels right down the leash.
Last edited by ayoitzrimz; 08-30-2013 at 10:18 AM.