SisMorphine wrote:There is a big difference between training a dog for sport work, and training one who will bite for real. So YOU need to decide what you want to do first before taking the next step of finding a trainer.
furever_pit wrote:Well, I didn't have Dylan as a puppy so I don't know whether or not he was corrected during his nippy stage. He is typically not mouthy with me. He will nip at other people if he feels threatened.
I do encourage him to bite tugs and his flirtpole. When he has a mouthful he is rewarded with the toy for a minute.
Are there any PP competitions? And is a PSA club a PP facility?
Thanks for your help.
furever_pit wrote:Well then PSA is what I'm interested in. I don't know that I have the general training experience to go for Schutzhund or any of the Ring sports....maybe one day.
So should I stop playing tug with my boy until I join a club and am shown how to do it correctly? I guess I wouldn't have a problem with that but other than the tugs and the flirtpole that aren't many ways that I can work his prey drive (no fenced in areas means no fetch).
I really appreciate all the info y'all. Looks like I have a lot more research to do before I get started. LOL.
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