Before it get's asked:
My male yellow is 5.5mths old. We followed Hillman puppy DVD to a tee all the way through, probably training a bit more than the video. He is a retrieving machine with real birds and dummies.
Once hillman was done we started CC using Lardy's dvd we spent 4-5 days getting sit just right we are moving on to "here tomorrow and will take my time through this also as i dont believe there is a need to rush the basics.
Once CC we are going to move on to FF (with the collar) as he is teething now.
Here's the question. He is so strong on hold that as soon as i get either the FF buck or dummy near him he reaches out for it and holds it, if he drops a bumper at my side he immediately grabs it. So just how much force should i be implying? The usual look for the reaction from him? (which happens to be from 36-40 on my dogtra).
Or can i or should i try it further away from him and get him reaching for it?