First, your pup is not an amalgamation of every other pup you have seen on youtube and internet videos. She is unique and different, and will have different levels of drive and reactiveness and react to different situations her own way. No two dogs are alike, ever, and you are sure to be disappointed if you expect your pup to be like all the other pups. Not fair to your pup, not fair to your breeder, and not fair to yourself -
Some dogs are more vocal than others, it does not make them any better or worse, just different. When I got my pup, the breeder told me he was a tug-fiend at home, but throw in the major upset of being shipped, of being in a new home with new people and new resident dog and new owner, all this when he was only six months old, well, I didn't see the tug-fiend emerge for a while, but there was not doubt to me that if the breeder said he was a tug-fiend, the fiend in him will eventually come out when he is ready, and it did. I just allowed him to be himself without consciously or sub-consciously willing him to be one way or another, gave him time to feel settled and comfortable.
I feel like you are not giving this dog a chance. A lot of pups will just sit down and wonder what they are supposed to do when they start out. Dogs are very situational, so if she was pulling and tugging at home, she may not be sure that the same thing is expected from him in her new environment. She may be trying to figure YOU out, you have a smart pup in there, and you better stay on your toes, haha!!
My pup wasn't barking or whinning for the tug either at first - because he is a low-threshold, stable, clear-headed, thinking dog. He would do as your pup. It took a while but no issues now. We joke that he is the best barker in the club, this from a dog that would do as yours! You really haven't had your pup a long time, and since you are new to SchH, you may have some unrealistic expectations - and not your fault if you do, you really don't know what would be a realistic expectation. Remember too that any on-line video you see, the person would have posted what they would have wanted others to see. So maybe at first, their pups where like yours, but they didn't video it, or post it for all to see. Later on, as the pup figured out the rules of the game and showed more interest, THAT video got posted.
Also, HOW you tease and play and animate the tug can make a world of difference in how the dog responds, and how the prey drive comes out. For example, a new member at our club, with a 3 month old puppy, was trying to get the pup to chase and catch the rag. He said that since he was a teenager, he has watched Schutzhund training videos, getting ready for the day when he will be able to train his own dog. Puppy sat down, lost interest, went off exploring. Helper comes over to show him how to get puppy to chase rag, started swishing and jerking the rag around, let pup ALMOST catch it and pulled it away, rag never was still for a momment, jerky, unpredictable movements, puppy went nuts trying to catch it! Also, helper kneeled down on the ground to not dominate pup, but to be at puppy's own level. So often there is so much more to it than we imagine, and having that experience and knowledge can make a huge difference!
I wanted to reassure you that your pup sounds and seems fine, she is adjusting to a HUGE HUMOUNGOUS change in her life, and all her drives will most certainly come out if you give her time. My pup was almost exactly like yours, I did not sweat it, and now, six months later, everyday I see more power, more fight, more strenght coming out of him. Still when tugging with me, he is more reserved than when he tugs with the helper, because with me, I'm the leader and he defers to me. Doesn't take an iota of his potential and talent away.
If you really have serious concerns, have you talked to the breeder? Are you a member of the club that evaluated him? Could they work with you to show you how to bring the drives out? Really at this time, I would give the drive-building and barking and tugging a break, and just work on having fun with her.
Since you only had her for a month, you really need to give her a chance.
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