Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jeff. County, NY
Prey without Hunt...
Since a lot of people wonder what it looks like when a dog has prey but no hunt drive. I have the perfect example.
My foster has a lot of food drive, quite some prey but he doesn't hunt for it. I've tested him for almost half an hour. Once you are actively engaged with him, he goes for it but as soon as you throw the ball and you keep him back he looses interest or gets distracted by something else. However, I do believe he would be great for obedience competition or even Schutzhund or French Ring.
If you wanted to know what it looks like. This is it... he found it but he just wasn't interested because it's not moving. I threw the ball into the flowers, walked in a circle and let him go. First I thought he would go for it that is when I said "Good boy" for the first time but naaaah... it did not work very well. And that is like it went the entire time. As long as you keep it moving he's all about it.
Last edited by Mrs.K; 09-10-2011 at 08:31 AM.