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November 21, 2011

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Question from a Leerburg Customer on a Muchy Grip on the Sleeve Video

Question from a Leerburg Customer
on a Munchy Grip on the Sleeve

Question from Brian: I have a 3 year old German Shepherd. He is my first Schutzhund dog and we are trying for our SchH II next weekend. My problem is that my dog has developed a munchy grip on the sleeve. He's not biting hard or pulling on the sleeve, he just bites and readjusts over and over again. He's a very good dog, lots of courage and strong in defense. I'm not certain what has created this or how to fix it or even if it can be fixed.

Here is a little background information. We do not have a great deal of experience or have a regular helper in our club, therefore some of the bite work has been less than desirable. In terms of presentation, on the sleeve and reading the dog, I'm the most experienced with doing helper work, which is not very experienced. So, I try and guide the helper while I'm handling my own dog. Unfortunately, sometimes this leads to pressure from both sides. It seems to me that this pressure combined with poor mechanics, lack of knowledge, and a lack of presence by inexperienced people trying to learn the work is deteriorating my dog's grip.

Is there anything that I can do to make his bite more firm and calm? If there is, should I also stop doing protection with inexperienced helpers?

November 21, 2011 | 4 Minutes, 40 Seconds

Customer Comment
on the bottle feeding formula

I wanted to thank you for sharing your amazing pup formula - I'm 100% confident that it saved my pups. We came into three chocolate lab pups when they were less than an hour old - our neighbors keep two males and a female in less than ideal living conditions. Mama gave birth to five pups and the males were trying to kill them. Three were thrown over the pen fence, and sadly mama ate the other two to keep the males from killing them. We thought we could hear kittens and found three cold, hungry pups. The human owners claim they didn't know she was pregnant and didn't want the pups, so we took them. They never got to nurse from mama and we knew their chances weren't good. We started them on a canned pup formula, and the next day located a colostrum supplement. When they were two days old one of the male pups started to fail, and a rushed trip to the vet for fluids and help wasn't able to save him. I found your formula that afternoon, went out and bought everything, and crossed my fingers. I'm happy to report that Jack and Dianne are 12 days old now and thriving - less than a pound each when two days old at the vet, they're both closing in on 2.5 pounds now, opening their eyes, and starting to try to walk. There is no doubt in my mind that we would have lost them both like their brother had I not found your formula. Thank you for saving our babies - watching them change before my eyes has been one of the greatest joys I've experienced. :-)


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Leerburg Q&As

This Week's Featured
Question & Answers

Question: Is a dog ever too young or too old to start training using the methods shown in The Power of Training Dogs with Food and The Power of Playing Tug with your Dog?

I have a 3 year old black lab mix (who does AKC obedience and rally) and an 8 month old GSD.

Is a dog ever too young to start Michael's training program, for example the power of food and tug. I have both of them. Is my black lab to old to start it? And what should I do differently?


Hi Kenny,

We start puppies with the food work shown in The Power of Training Dogs with Food anytime after about 7 weeks of age. Tug work is typically started as soon as teething is complete (usually around 6 months old).

No dog is too old to start this work, although it sometimes is easier to teach a dog that doesn’t have previous training with other methods. It just may take a bit longer for the dog to get on the same page with the new program, especially if the foundation training the dog had previously was a correction based method as opposed to reward based.

I would start with the Food DVD with both dogs first and then progress to The Power of Playing Tug with your Dog.

We also just released a new video that fits in with both of these Advanced Concepts in Motivation. It’s excellent and I think you would find it very helpful.

Good luck with your dogs!

Cindy Rhodes


For more questions on this topic, see our Q&A on Training with Food.


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