Bite inhibition training going well, but what's proper to do when they lock down?
I'm trying to remain on the positive enforcement side of things. This will be my first shepherd that I'm trying to teach the positive reinforcement aspect of bite inhibition, where as I'm doing the "ouch" and rewarding her if she desists and leaving the room if she doesn't. She's actually doing pretty well. Responding well to it, usually is a lot calmer when I return after leaving her.
However, every now and then she just completely locks down. Whether it's on my arm or say on a piece of c!othing. No ammount of "ouch" will back her off.
What's the most proper way to handle this? I'm trying to desist forcing her mouth open or being heavy handed with her, but my arms are pretty tore up right now from pulling my limbs out without using any force on her. I obviously can't sit there and let her chew on me if she's not responding to "ouch".
Appreciate the tips and how you handle breaking "lockjaw"
Last edited by Dutchy; 07-15-2018 at 05:38 PM.