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Drive building critique (videos)

I watched some leerburg videos (one being: "building drive with Bernard Finks) and started the exercises when I got my pup at 8weeks. I started with a towel and progressed to a ball on string. I'd like to start introducing defensive drive (if I find a qualified helper) in the next year.

Please watch the videos below and critique the technique and let me know what I could change to get more out of my dog. He's just over a year and a half and a wgsl.

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Sorry videos broke and I can't edit original post, here they are.



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No input? I guess I'm doing okay then.
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Beautiful but I'm no expert.
I do want to buy his videos though. which ones do you have?
Also how much drive did your dog have before you started ?

And where did you buy the balls?
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Dog looks like he has some ball drive. I would start mixing some motion exercises into the ball play. Another thing you can do to build drive is get the dog barking for the toy. I occasionally lift my dog off the ball too to add some frustration and drive. Lift him off toss the ball a few feet get him barking for it and let him get it.

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Beautiful but I'm no expert.
I do want to buy his videos though. which ones do you have?
Also how much drive did your dog have before you started ?

And where did you buy the balls?
I have, Basic Dog Obedience, Bite Training Puppies, Building Drive, Grip & Focus w/ Bernhard Finks, First Steps to Bite Training, How to Raise a Working Puppy, Power of Dog Training w/ Food (M. Ellis), and Puppy 8 weeks to 8 months. A lot of the info is repetitive but helpful to know as this is my first dog. I requested the pup with the highest drive in the litter, I don't know what to compare it with but he seemed very active for the towel while younger. see, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUJlDsUlyf4

Here's the link to the ball and string I use. Elite Working Balls with T-tug Handle-Elite K-9


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Dog looks like he has some ball drive. I would start mixing some motion exercises into the ball play. Another thing you can do to build drive is get the dog barking for the toy. I occasionally lift my dog off the ball too to add some frustration and drive. Lift him off toss the ball a few feet get him barking for it and let him get it.
Thanks for the suggestion. By lifting off do you mean choking off? I only did that when I was teaching the out. I can lift him up with the tug but he won't let go unless told to (or like previously choked off).

As far as the barking he only will bark once maybe twice on command but won't continue. Any suggestion to get him to continually bark until he get's the reward?
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I have, Basic Dog Obedience, Bite Training Puppies, Building Drive, Grip & Focus w/ Bernhard Finks, First Steps to Bite Training, How to Raise a Working Puppy, Power of Dog Training w/ Food (M. Ellis), and Puppy 8 weeks to 8 months. A lot of the info is repetitive but helpful to know as this is my first dog. I requested the pup with the highest drive in the litter, I don't know what to compare it with but he seemed very active for the towel while younger. see, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUJlDsUlyf4

Here's the link to the ball and string I use. Elite Working Balls with T-tug Handle-Elite K-9

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Thank you so much for the reply. your pup looks pretty active. I'd be happy if mine was that driven.
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