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Controlling prey drive in dogs

CONTROLLING PREY DRIVE IN DOGS

Prey drive in dogs

Does your dog chase birds, dig for gophers or try to catch the neighborhood cat?  Many people are of the mistaken belief that dogs cannot control their prey drive.   But they can.

 

You just need to get past basic training and move onto more complex distractions bit by bit, until your dog understands he needs to listen to you under all circumstances.

 

Take a look at these videos below where I captured Kompis interacting with a baby gopher and a bunch of seagulls.

Kompis interacting with baby gopher…  it’s much meaner than she is!

 

Kompis showing us she can listen to my commands and not chase birds –
until she’s given permission


 

So, please don’t assume your dog cannot control himself. With enough training, he can be at his behavior around all sorts of other animals!

Controlling prey drive in your dog

Kompis meets a donkey

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