Definition of prey levels
I've read lots about prey levels ... low, medium, high and extreme.
I'm trying to determine the definition of them, and of course have to come up with one for Kyleigh (not really, but it's fun!)
I'm not really sure what Ky's prey drive is ... here are some examples:
Outside, off-leash, chasing a squirrel or anything else - I can call her off instantly
Inside with the cat - IF I don't say leave it, she will chase the cat (admittedly the cat is a HUGE PITA and will walk all around her while she's lying down). BUT, if I say leave it, she will leave the cat alone.
Inside with the parrot - If Echo - my grey is in her cage and just hanging out, Kyleigh's learned to "ignore" her. However, if Echo goes to take a bath in her water bowl ... Ky's on full alert and I've actually caught her in mid-air going after Echo. (Done it twice ... last time was about 3-4 months ago ... and yesterday Echo took a bath in her water bowl, and Ky didn't move)
If I didn't call her off of the cat / the outside critters / my grey ... I have no idea how "far" she'd take it ... and I don't want to test that!
I do believe that as a dog, if she caught a squirrel / rabbit, etc, she'd likely kill it (she's not exactly quiet while she's chasing them, so the wildlife is pretty safe around her LOL)
She's 18 months and still maturing!
So what would you guys characterize her as? LOW / MEDIUM??? What else should I look for?
Marion’s Zoo-Kyleigh, Raylan-cat, Echo-TAG,