Now that our whelping building is near completion I have been able to work on some bite work with Bauer and Sasha. Its important to have a solid foundation on obedience before starting bite work. One thing I love about the Dutch Shepherd breed is their trainability. With positive reinforcement these dogs will do almost anything you want them to. Sasha started out on a bite pillow. This wasn't her first time on a pillow and she had remembered the out from previous times. I then put on a puppy sleeve and she had a good full mouth bite on it. I slipped the sleeve and ran Sasha around with it. She held it high and pranced around with it. We did this several more times with positive results. I then got Bauer out and started her out on a puppy sleeve. She got a good full mouth bite and I could definitely feel her pressure. It was a little harder to slip the sleeve but I did and ran her around with it. We did this again and she outed very clean. Bauer's excellent obedience will make her bite work easier because she outs immediately on command. We did this several more times with positive results. After working Sasha and Bauer, everyone was brushed, fed, and watered.
I weighted the pups and everyone is getting bigger and more active. They are playing with each other and wrestling now. I also clipped the tips of their nails so they do not scratch Sago as much while nursing. We will have more up to date pictures of the pups soon. We still have available pups for sale. Feel free to contact us with any questions or for more details.