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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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Even though my pup is in the teething stage I still take her to the schutzhund club and when the other dogs do bite work we wait at the side and watch. My theory is that there is no rules saying you are only allowed to have 2 legs to teach a puppy.

We have been doing this for about a month now, ever since I decided it was time to stop with the flirt and wait for the new teeth (the last of which broke through 2 days ago, yea haa). Anyway, yesterday the helper picked up the sleeve and dragged it by his side as he was about to walk past me on to the field, when my pup ran forward like a bat out of **** and bit the sleeve.

Keeping in mind she has never been near a sleeve or pillow both myself and helper was surprised, although I didn't say anything I was really proud of her, and am now convinced she learns not only what I tell her but instinctively from other dogs.

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Even though my pup is in the teething stage I still take her to the schutzhund club and when the other dogs do bite work we wait at the side and watch. My theory is that there is no rules saying you are only allowed to have 2 legs to teach a puppy.

We have been doing this for about a month now, ever since I decided it was time to stop with the flirt and wait for the new teeth (the last of which broke through 2 days ago, yea haa). Anyway, yesterday the helper picked up the sleeve and dragged it by his side as he was about to walk past me on to the field, when my pup ran forward like a bat out of **** and bit the sleeve.

Keeping in mind she has never been near a sleeve or pillow both myself and helper was surprised, although I didn't say anything I was really proud of her, and am now convinced she learns not only what I tell her but instinctively from other dogs.
Sorry, newbee here.

At what age should a puppy start bite work? I thought I have read that this shouldnt start until a year old or so??
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Hi, J.A.T.! Welcome to the board!

My puppies started chasing a rag at 10 weeks. Easy play, not so much tugging back, let them run with it after a few seconds. They started puppy bitework training at about 4-5 months of age. When they started getting their permanent teeth, the game stopped until they were done teething. Then the began their formal training.

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Hi, J.A.T.! Welcome to the board!

My puppies started chasing a rag at 10 weeks. Easy play, not so much tugging back, let them run with it after a few seconds. They started puppy bitework training at about 4-5 months of age. When they started getting their permanent teeth, the game stopped until they were done teething. Then the began their formal training.

Thank you Very much Hunters Dad.. I have another 4 weeks...But still have more questions then answers.

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I think Diesel was 6 months when we started the foundation work for the protection phase of Schutzhund. We started with a tug then a pillow and then moved onto the sleeve. I think it also depends on the dog, if the dog is ready for the bite work then the trainers will work them. Don't rush your pup, do all your foundation work and make it fun for him and it will pay off in the long run.

HMV - That's great she went after the sleeve. I know there is a great feeling when your dog does something right and catches you off gaurd. I enjoy the ride home thinking how well my pup did and can't wait to tell everyone.
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