Re: Fuss question
I would discourage it. It became a problem in our dogs as they got older and their drives kept developing and getting higher. If your dog is a natural vocalizer then as you put more drive into your work you will get more noise.
For me, I ended up with a screamer when he would load in the down, and he would vocalize in the motions, and it almost turned into a left side bark and hold with the retrieves. I didn't know what I was doing...and I was glad for the enthusiasm...but I definitely got hit in points because they would have liked to see the exercises "more calm".
I ended up having to rework his attitude in a lot of my basic positions to tone him down...So if you can start to work against it now I would. Don't kill him...one or two barks isn't going to make too much difference...just don't let it escalate.
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