I kinda think maybe I've used the term "prey drive" incorrectly around here? I say this because recently it occurred to me I got no use for a 7 week ball chaser in and of itself. I'm FAR more interested in the ones that bring it back to me. Genetic obedience?I would look for a dog with strong nerves and a willingness to bite. You don’t need over the top prey drive. You probably don’t need them to show much at all early on. I find it easier to work with and train a young dog in bite work that has some good prey drive. You want the nerves for one, so you don’t end up with a dog that can be run before the fight even begins. I don’t want them to be sound sensitive. I don’t want them to breakdown over new, foreign surfaces. I really like seeing their reactions to a metal grate surface. I don’t want to see them be fearful of unknown people either.
agreedYou can only use a clipboard so far, the rest is instinct and sometimes just luck.
inherent sound sensitivity shows before vpat, but again, it's up to the adopter to follow through w/ regular exposureAnd a 12 gauge? Trans Am backfired next to Sabs and Lex when my hubby tried to start it. Sabi was about a year old. Sabi moved closer, didn't even flinch. They don't require exposure, sound sensitivity shows early.
Oh of course! You bred a dog that you were unhappy with his prey drive and have not trained to do anything to a dog of another breed that you found impressive in grip.well I bred him? the sum of the genetics are greater than that expressed in a parent, but that's another thread.
see? "reputable." as in theoretical. hypothetical evenwhen shopping 7 - 8 week old litters for a potential protection candidate, what should one look for? In an individual pup, I mean. Obviously start with reputable breeder and proven working ped.
but when it comes time to pick one pup out of a good litter, what should one look for?
for the purpose of this discussion, let's say schH and/or psa
if only for the sake of "orthodoxy"
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You didn't say "reputable" you said reputable. You didn't say hypothetical or theatrical. If you want information, you have to provide information, not hyperbole or conjecture.see? "reputable." as in theoretical. hypothetical even
don't make me get out my pirate flag again
no, Chief, the op was theoretical, as I clearly stated; and as usual, you had to make it personal, at which point reputable became "reputable"You didn't say "reputable" you said reputable. You didn't say hypothetical or theatrical. If you want information, you have to provide information, not hyperbole or conjecture.