Kev, from another thread you said "
My dog has decent/good suspicion level. I think it comes from the czech side though. Not a very social dog and could care less on what you do unless a you stares into his eyes. After that, all bets are off. I guess suspicion is related to fear in some degree?
Millview's Bosco 12/15/11 Winter Pup
what are you doing to a 6 month old pup in 100 degree temperature .
This dog needs to see the normal side of human life .
He needs to grow and mature . He needs to adapt to the seasons . Young dogs , babies, have difficulty regulating temperature so he may feel the heat more.
Who is he not social with?
Who is staring in the eyes , strangers? , yourself , teasing , and what is "all bets off".
drive coming out of his rear at 6 months-- I question the trainer . You build , not tear down.
Make sure goals are realistic . Respect the breeder and ask them -- they should know their stock and the rates that the dogs mature at .
If the dog has the goods it doesn't matter when you start . Establish a relationship with the dog . Get in sync . Understand what the dog is motivated by . No rush .
You can always have the dog looked at by another trainer.