I've been doing protection training with my dog once a week for about 2 months with a professional trainer. My dog usually does very well, but today I noticed her bite got weaker than usual and she let go once the helper put his hand on her head which is unusual. I don't want her confidence regressing and I eventually want to compete in shutzhund with her in the future, but after today I'm worried that she might not have the nerves to compete. For those out there experienced in protection, can you checkout my videos below and let me know how I can fix this problem? Does my dog have weak nerves and is there a way to correct this behavior? I also had her in a harness for the first time in the second video. I'm wondering if that can be the problem?
Thank you in advance!
Last week training