Introduction Grip Troubleshooting Growling
Introduction – Grip Troubleshooting – Growling
Sometimes the Helper may send the dog into the Aggression state while on the sleeve by fighting the dog too much after the bite. The dog in response may switch to aggression. When we give the dog a bite, it is considered a reinforcement and should make the dog feel proud and happy. One solution is to give the sleeve to the dog immediately after he bites. This way the dog can celebrate the win, and it extinguishes the growling.
Another option is the moment the dog bites to try to pull the sleeve away for a second then release. The dog will have to focus hard on not losing the sleeve, and that also helps with growling.