Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Apex, NC (outside of Raleigh)
Teaching a pup with low food drive, but high prey drive... need advice
Well, Maximus has been home for 5 days now, he was 8 weeks old yesterday. I wanted to spend 5 minutes here and there throughout the day teaching him to sit. When I use treats, he stays engaged for 2 minutes or so and then loses interest in the treats. I've tried several different types, even home made liver treats (which I don't want to give him too much of) and nothing keeps him engaged.
He has a HIGH prey drive, but all the prepping I did was on how to treat with a food drive, which his doesn't seem to be too high. I've tried trianing before feeding time, so he would be hungry, doesn't make a difference. I'd love to be able to food train, as all the research i've done, was based on it, assuming all pups have a food drive.
So... any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Alex & Brianna (daughter)
Maximus - Male Sable - Born 7/14/2014