Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valdivia, Chile
My very limited experience is the same than DFrost: the pup have it... or not. Which does not mean that if a puppy has a soft mouth now at 13 weeks he wont be suitable, but is seems to me that you have more experience in SchH than me, so you know better when you say you don't see much drive. Until about 6 months my pup has a soft mouth, you could take a tug toy away from him without big effort, he was never one of those pups you see on YouTube hanging from a tug, but the drive was always there, you could always see the spark on jis eyes whenever a toy got into scene. Now at 7 months old... I dare you to snatch a toy from his mouth, I'm sure I would be able to hang him... If I were able.
Years ago, when I went to my first SAR workshop a good portion of it, and a good portion of our training was "developing prey drive". Blah! Now in my team we don't waste our time with dogs that are not crazy about since the beginning (and we don't invite the same instructors to our seminars).
Diabla Boroluz, my Daemon; IPO-A1, RH-T A
Akela de Poputchik, my Direwolf; IPO-2, Kkl1
Calais vom Adler Stein; IPO-A1, Kkl1
Last edited by Catu; 04-08-2011 at 08:20 AM.