Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
This is a training question and not a criticism of the helper: at what age do you guys send the pup out by himself for a "long" bite like that?
Right now I go to one club (where Ike trains - so that's our main club) and do some decoy work on the side for other club (Ring/PSA stuff). At my main SchH club, we don't "send" the dog out for a bite until he is 14-16 months old and even then it's done first with only a 5 yards backup bite and if they like what they see, then they will gradually increase the distance. Up until then all bites are done with the dog restrained (handler as post) and the helper goes in and gives the dog a bite after some agitation and drive switching work. At the other club, the guys will regular send the young dogs out for a bite (even little pups just biting the rag - they will send them out for a "long bite" on the rag).
Just wondering what other people do with their puppy bitework.
Last edited by Jason L; 07-29-2010 at 12:11 AM.