Im in the middle of OB with my 7.5 month BLM. He is coming along fairly well, but his attention is always somewhere else or nose on the ground. Ive tried different sounds or holding a bumper to keep his attention, but with very limited success. At heel, which is going great, his nose is on the ground always but he seems to follow me even when I make a sharp turn thinking he's not paying attention, but sure enough he stays right on my hip. I havent gotten to the point of off-leash obedience, especially with his lack of concentration.
Is he not mature enough, I've had a few tell me that. Ive always tried to foster that eye contact from 8 weeks following Hillmann puppy program. he's always been extremely interested in everything else. He is coming along pretty good, but would be much better, where I need him with the proper attention/eye contact. Thanks in advance.