Administrator & Alpha Bitch of the Wild Bunch
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Michigan, USA
Re: No Drive?!
Just because a dog lacks prey drive (which may or many not truly be the case since it's obvious from the advice of Craig's trainer that the work done with the dog thus far has not been conducive to brining out drive), doesn't mean he lacks food drive.
Just as some dogs need to be really hungry to work well for food, other dogs need to NOT be hungry, or only somewhat hungry, or they get too high in drive, hectic and snappy for the food and they can't work well. It depends on the individual dog, which is why I suggested to experiment with different types of training treats, and experiment with feeding him before, not feeding him before, feeding him a small amount before, etc.. to figure out what works best for that individual dog.
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