After a short period of time, the canine is biting and outing on command, along with any other commands you have introduced. As the canine starts getting bigger, you can start increasing the size of the item being bit. For instance a fire hose tug or puppy bite pillow. These are good tools to start building a strong full-mouth bite. But don’t be too rush through the process. Allow your canine to develop physically. Although it slightly shortens the service life, I don’t believe a canine should be taken beyond this point of bite training until at least 6 months of age, preferably one year of age.
Once they are of recommended age and the introductions to bite works is perfect, then start with the soft sleeves. Again, don’t rush it and go right to the hard sleeve. As you work through the process of developing the bite and progress to other types of sleeves, keep working all the commands into it. The canine shouldn’t be biting the toy, bite pillow or sleeve until they get tired. Give them the bite, and vary the length of time before you give the “out” command.
I will continue this discussion next month with part 2.