I have a pup who will not walk and hold the bumper. She holds beautifully on the table and in the field until you say here or heel. I have not pinched her ear yet, just trying to teach hold. Been doing this for a week. Yesterday I bet I did it 50 times. 10 minute session.
Hold- Good- drop- GOOD! (just sitting). Hold- Good- Here, she spits it out and comes. No- Hold- cuff under the chin- place bumper back in her mouth- cuff HOLD. Here- spits bumper. Same thing if you try Heel.
Anybody got any tricks for getting them to walk without spitting the bumper? We are going exactly by Lardy's videos right down the line and trying to get to FF. Pup is well bred, 8 months old. No teething or other issues she just can't walk and chew gum. I'm thinking I'm going to move on and start with FF.
I'm going out to train I'll check back later.