New to the forum and my first go around teaching "Hold" and force fetch myself. I have a 9 month old german pointer, his "hold" is good (doesn't drop it until told) but it is a loose. I can lightly tap on either end of the dowel and he'll teeth it or mouth it so it won't drop but it's still loose. He's retrieved live birds and he's soft mouth. My question is, is this an issue? Should he be more firm with his hold? If so will repetitiveness with pressure (hand under the chin and hand on the snout) fix it. I'm 5 days in on the "Hold" command.