6-7 month old pup. Very slowly getting into a hold with sit, still needs guidance to keep it in her mouth. I do need some advice on stopping her from shaking the bajeezus out of everything she retrieves! I've tried the Dokken but that ends up hurting me when the rope slaps my leg. Are there any bumpers that have something that will, for a lack of a better word, smack her when she shakes it?
I want her to learn on her own, so to speak, I've tried taking the bumpers away when she shakes them, saying no. I'm a novice so I could use the help. Her OB is pretty good but she still needs work and reminding.
She shakes the most on her way to me or when she tries to "give it to me." She is also pretty mouthy, dropping and chewing on it when working hold with the bumper.