Many dogs are more comfortable on suit than sleeve...looks like Duke found his fun! Next time have him target the decoys armpit!
Yep, I've seen that with a lot of dogs. But with how Duke is... I was surprised he was okay with the Suit. During the months it took a LOT of work to get him to each step (all mind games).... tug toy --> wedge --> sleeve. He shied away from anything new. This I do think had to do with confidence, and now with it built up he's a little more open to biting whatever I say to... whether it be our obedience tug, a ball, the sleeve, etc. I was also concerned he would get a little overboard with the bite on the suit. He's got nice prey drive, but tends to be more on the defensive side. He's serious, it's not really a game of tug for him. To my surprise he was actually even MORE confident, and kept very calm on the bite. It was awesome to see. He actually had a beautiful bite! He just didn't carry to well after the "reward" was given... where as, he will carry the sleeve forever if you let him.
Also, we are going to work on different areas to bite, but for now we're just getting him used to the suit. If he's confident enough by the weekend, we may try to offer somewhere else and see what he does. It's all trial and error with him.
The goal is to see him be sent without needing me within 6ft of him.. Out of his "safety bubble".... and have him bite with what's offered or if nothing is offered, have him take the bite regardless.
I just enjoyed seeing him having so much fun and to see how confident he's gotten... made my heart melt! He's such a good dog...