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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2014, 03:55 PM
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For protection at our club we usually wait till about 9 months and then bring out on the field with the handler and see what the response is with the helper trying to get the attention of the dog and then go from there. If no response wait again a month and then try again until when the helper is moving in a way to raise bark for his threat then slowly build from there. An example is we have on new pup who just turned about 13months and he took a while before he would see the helper as a threat to bark at but now he is one of the hardest biters and likes the fight really nicely.
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