I have a 6 month old lab, all baby teeth are shed. I have been working 4 days now on FF and am wondering if my progress expectations are set to high. I train a lot, I work at home and have the fortunate opportunity to be able to train 2 to 3 times a day. I keep the sessions short, 10 to 15 minutes each.
The dog is very well trained to the sit stay command. He is reaching for the bumper provided he doesn't have to extend and break sit. In the last few sessions I have began extending and lowering the bumper out where he has to break sit while commanding fetch, but I have to drag him along to reach for it while pinching his ear. Last night he tried the alligator roll but I didn't let him win and got the bumper in his mouth before releasing his ear.
My question is at what point should I expect to not be having to drag him while ear pinching to reach for the bumper if its beyond his reach from sit? Am I expecting too much at this point or should I keep the bumper within his reach?
Thanks for the replies in advance.