Grip teeth, transfer, fight, fight with the use of a rubber stick. Initially, the dog is kept on a leash. The trainer puts on a soft sleeve. The first step or the grip of the teeth occurs, as in the case of an exercise with a sausage, only this time the trainer is dressed in protective overalls. The goal of the exercise is to make the dog grab the sleeve with its full mouth. At this stage, the main role is played by the trainer, who bears full responsibility for success and failure.
The main thing is to keep the sleeve in the correct position, always horizontally, not too low and not too high, approximately at the height of the pelvis. If the trainer is right-handed, the sleeve is put on the left hand. In this case, at the moment of collision with the dog, the person should pull back his left hand so that the dog does not stumble upon it and does not hurt itself. The right hand should be stretched to the side in order to maintain balance.
When the dog grabs the sleeve, the trainer extends his left hand forward to provide the dog with support. Here begins the so-called transference. The trainer pulls the dog, making sure that it does not let go of the sleeve. The owner or the instructor moves next to the dog and encourages her, trying to keep her on a long leash to ensure her maximum freedom of movement. If the dog demonstrates good fighting qualities, after several such exercises, they move to a rigid sleeve, performing exactly the same exercises with it.
After several sessions, the owner begins to release the leash, giving the dog complete freedom. But while he always remains next to her. Each occupation always ends with the dog seizing the sleeve and receiving praise and encouragement from the owner. The next step, namely the struggle, also depends entirely on the skill of the trainer, who must move his sleeve up and down at first very slowly and gently, then more and more decisively.
At the same time, the speed and character of the movement is chosen depending on the character and the militancy of the dog. Finally, it is the turn of exercises with the use of a rubber stick or whip, which the trainer hits the dog during the fight. The trainer should be able to choose the most favorable moments for the first strikes, so that the dog does not let go of the object, does not get scared and does not slow down the movement.
The blow of the stick is applied at the moment when the dog holds the sleeve tightly with his teeth and shows a clear desire to fight. Having struck, the trainer should not step aside, but continue the struggle in order to strengthen the dog's belligerent reaction. After only a few moments, he gives up her sleeve. If the dog releases the object after the impact, it should return to the step of dragging or even to the step of grasping with teeth. At the same time, however, the trainer should not let go of the whip so that the dog is accustomed to his appearance.
It should, however, be remembered that dogs with good hardening simply ignore the blows of the stick. Moreover, strikes serve as an incentive for them to grab the sleeve more decisively. Therefore, after a strike, if the dog weakens the pressure or even releases the sleeve out of the teeth, the trainer is almost always to blame for choosing the wrong moment to strike.