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Mouth grip Exercises

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by mellosup, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. mellosup

    mellosup Pup

    Hey community, it's been a while since i last posted, was very inexperienced and went with any dog that appeared to be more appearance rather than a specific trait or skill i was willing to invest additional time into given that the breeder had done their part and brought up the right condition. With that being said, my pup is near 4 months and was wondering if he has great wrestling skills but lacks a good grip on his toys and rope, what can i do to condition his jaw to apply the right amount of pressure to develop a better grip? Thus far i have been trying cotton plush's but all that does is draw spots of blood from his misplaced bites. Any reference or advice would be greatly appreciated. I just want to be set in the right direction in raising an all round dog is all. Thanks.
  2. majestasi

    majestasi Pup

    Drop rabbits. They are soft enough to not break his teeth. And fast enough to get out the way ,picks up his prey drive and the urge to hold on tighter. At about 6 months drop piglets have his weight.
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  3. mellosup

    mellosup Pup

  4. mellosup

    mellosup Pup

    That's a great idea if I had a wide acred field but I need a more discreet method, I stay in apartments with nosey neighbors that are too good for their own good
  5. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

    The flirt pole. It will challenge his prey drive. It will work his entire body and he will learn to target.

    I would not worry so much about his mouth till all his adult teeth are in. Let him gram the rag and do some tugging the give it up and let him win. Praise him up when he wins.

    At 4 months let him be a puppy. Make everything he does a game even when it is mimicking or preparing him for hard work down the road.

    Good luck.

  6. pitbulld0gs

    pitbulld0gs Big Dog Staff Member

    This ^

    Not to mention, not all will grip, they only do it if they want to, you may encourage it but that still doesn't mean they will.
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  7. Saiyagin

    Saiyagin Chihuahua Premium Member

    So I guess no one has heard about the peanut butter technique to entice a dog to grip/hold. LMAO
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  8. wicked13

    wicked13 Top Dog

    its coconuts it has and always will be coconuts
  9. Very Sound Advice.

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