For the well being of your dog, make sure your “decoy” knows what they are doing. I have seen many well meaning handlers, whom just have no clue, and are doing more harm than good to the dogs, than they are helping, or “training” as they like to call it. Just because someone has a bite suit, does not mean that they know what they are doing! I have seen several “handlers” that are doing very dangerous things, when “working” dogs on a bite.
If you are going to be doing any protection type sports or home protection work with your dog, then please READ THIS and pay attention. Your dog’s life could very well be at stake.