maybe I took it wrong?
Prey drive brings a lot of benefits. As for sound sensitivity, it’s not comparable between humans and dogs. Humans are born with two natural fears, falling and loud sounds. Everything else is learned. Dogs don’t necessarily start off with those same fears. You can desensitize a dog to loud sounds, but I’d rather work with a dog that has it naturally. When you have to train for things like that, they sometimes have a habit of popping back up. When I was young, I was under the assumption that all dogs had sound sensitivity issues just like all dogs had food aggression issues. I’ve since learned that is not the case, and I can just start off with a better dog. There’s a lot of things I can get a dog to do with training. It’s easier to start with a dog that does it naturally.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?
as for sound sensitivity, dogs are like people. Those who weren't raised around guns naturally get a little nervous. If you wait until after the schH III to fire your 12 gauge over your dog, don't be surprised when he reacts. I call that discernment. I expose a litter up to vpat, but it's your job to follow through after that.
Wait, are you talking about actually culling puppies that don’t meet your ridiculous standards?prior to wean I create a "happy time" association between target practice and feeding time. Works well.
@ wean, or perhaps shortly thereafter, any individual fails to get with the program is dismissed as unsuitable
sooner the better. get it over with. Time is finite. Resources are finite. You can't devote ether or to an unsuitable individual without putting the rest @ a disadvantage. Do your duty and put it behind you.