|08-13-2013 12:24 PM|
gsd doesn't herd this way.
a dog wouldn't herd something that doesn't exist
if you were to let go of the leash would she continue the same behaviour
if you let go of the leash would she run away , fast
I think the dog feels pressure from being controlled (leash) and becomes submissive (winding snake like , reduced posture) and is digging and pulling to get away
|08-13-2013 12:00 PM|
I have a dog (although not a GSD) that has over the top prey drive. He'll slightly lower his body when he's focused, but NEVER all the way (like a cat ready to pounce).
I agree with Carmen - this is something else altogether.
|08-13-2013 11:53 AM|
|carmspack||or problem being on the leash|
|08-13-2013 11:28 AM|
|08-13-2013 07:20 AM|
what is going on in the environment when the dog does this.
need more information, description, picture.
not herding ! doubt prey , sounds more like extreme submission (grovelling) .
basic temperament of the dog is what?
|08-13-2013 04:24 AM|
|volcano||My dog hunkers down because thats how she gets the most traction to pull. Shes only 55 lbs but pulls like a horse.|
|08-13-2013 02:40 AM|
|pets4life||yeah hes hunting just be careful who or what he does it to because they can really scare the crap out of some dogs or animals and upset people when they do that. Some dogs If they dont get the response they like (prey flight) they do a pretend fight to subdue the prey. My dog LOVEd to hunt other dogs. Hide behind trees and get low in the grass.|
|08-11-2013 12:35 AM|
hunting =) my dog will do this towards anything that moves, including other dogs until he gets close to see that it's just dogs and he stops. My husband gets low to the ground and sneaks up on Zeus, they play this game around our pool all the time, it's super fun to watch.
|08-11-2013 12:19 AM|
Crawling like snake or lizard
Sometimes on leash, my GSD will hunker down almost to the ground and go rapidly forward in a winding motion that looks for all the world like the locomotion of a snake or lizard. Is this some sort of herding behavior?