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Bite Work Is Weakening?

Recently, my GSD seems to have lost interest in playing tug. Her bites aren't as full and she doesn't go for it with as much enthusiasm. Now I'm afraid that this will affect her bite work when we train.

I haven't been able to train at the club for a couple of weeks because of an injury I had.

What does one do if the dog doesn't bite as hard anymore?

Any input would be much appreciated.

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If she is showing the same issues on the helper then you might look for an underlying issue like pain, boredom or bad work. If the dog is still biting hard on the helper than it is probably something you are doing when you play tug. I still might have her mouth examined and maybe also a visit with a GOOD animal chiropractor.

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If she is showing the same issues on the helper then you might look for an underlying issue like pain, boredom or bad work. If the dog is still biting hard on the helper than it is probably something you are doing when you play tug. I still might have her mouth examined and maybe also a visit with a GOOD animal chiropractor.
Getting the mouth examined is a good idea. I am suspecting there's something wrong there as well. What if there's something wrong and we'll have to pull out a tooth. Would this mean then end of her bitework?
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