So I have a 8 year old appy that I have huge behavioral issues with and he is very unpredictable. Sometimes he is so sweet and respectful and other times he storms off like a freight train and act like he doesnt even know who I am. One of the biggest issue we have always had is with the bit.
I have been working him in a simple d-ring snaffle and not only does it take like 5 minutes to get it in his mouth but he completely blows off the fact that there is a bit in his mouth, he ignores my ques for direction changes and pulls constantly and tried to get ahead of the bit.
So I recently bought a twisted full cheek snaffle and he will not open his mouth to save his life anymore. I literally tried every trick I know for about 30 minutes and he just got more and more frustrated and hot with me until he just shoved me over and took off.
I literally have no clue what to do about him accepting a bit and I a stuck in a rut regarding his training.
If anyone has any suggestions or advice please please help.