Leyna is 18 weeks old and doing great in her training. What do you think of her bite?
Ask your helper your not asking dog board people to assess a split second moment of your a pup GOING for a sausage.
This is the thing. In the picture you posted, she hasn't actually bitten yet. Her mouth is wide open. She is getting a full strike, which is good, and if she clamps down at that point then she'll have a full grip.All I can tell from the pic is that the strike is full.
looks like she doesn't want to bite down hard. could it be cause she's teething? might not be a good idea to have the dog associate pain with biting a tug.
She's cute and looks to be enjoying herself!!We don't tug on the tug right now. She bites it, gets a hold, and takes it. We don't want to hurt her mouth.
I did not take Mike's post as negative, just an observation.Wow. Thanks.
Actually, this board is watching my pup grow into herself. She almost always has a full strong bite like this. There are several people on this board who CAN look at her bite and tell me how it looks.
This is my first dog I have ever done SchH with. She started almost 2 months ago. This was asked for not only critiques, but also an update. Not negativity.
I agree, pics, even a series of pics, are not very valuable in assessing the quality of the work (the helperwork and the dog's work). I photograph our training sessions but only keep the photos where everything looks good. I can get pics of the dog launching for a sleeve with his mouth open like a snake, but then delete the pics where the presentation is bad or the dog bites bad and it's frontal, then keep the next few pics where the dog counters and is now biting full and correct. Also when you look at pics and even sometimes videos it's not always clear what what being taught. Sometimes we are working on something other than just repeatedly offering the dog an object and getting a full, hard grip so it may not be the end of the world if the grip is not perfect. What matters is what the dog is being taught during that session and is he learning it.This is the thing. In the picture you posted, she hasn't actually bitten yet. Her mouth is wide open. She is getting a full strike, which is good, and if she clamps down at that point then she'll have a full grip.
Pictures assessing a dog's working skills are almost impossible to accurately judge. Sometimes you'll get a shot that looks awesome of the dog that really wasn't doing well, and then sometimes you get the worst shots of a dog that was otherwise great. Videos are much better for assessment.
I'm glad you guys are having fun. Really that's what this should be about.
Are we having fun yet?