mnp13 wrote:Do you have previous bite work experience? From which end of the leash? do you have someone to work your dog for you?
Playaplease813 wrote:yes I do have someone to help me on the leash but I will also look for a club in my area thank you
All of the questions are very important, to ask yourself and anyone you might want to train with.
In my opinion, anyone teaching bitework or doing decoy work should have experience from both ends. It's importatnt to be able to read a dog accurately, especially at the beginning of training. Training can be set back weeks or months with just a few minutes of bad decoy work.
If you plan to be out infront of your own dog while someone else handles it, well, personally, I think that is a horrible idea. LOTS of people disagree with me, but I will never do any sort of aggression work with a dog that lives in my house. I don't agree that a sleeve "is just a big tug toy." A bite sleeve is a bite
sleeve, there is a difference between a rope and a sleeve, one is around your arm, the other is an extension. Like I said that is my opinion, and many many people get infront of their own dogs and don't have any problem with it.