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Does Your Dog Have a Strong Prey Drive? Mine Does -- Here's How I Curbed It

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Many dog breeds have this instinct, including mine. Tips from trainer Gloria Post made a world of difference.

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John S. (303)
Monday April 29, 2013, 5:41 am
I imagine most hunting dogs would. It's not good for a GSD (or any shepherd), but my boy hates anything animal on "his property", cats, squirrels, foxes, and ravens. But it is a much more silent chase. He doesn't have much or a turning radius so everything get's away.

Kit B. (276)
Monday April 29, 2013, 6:54 am

One of my beagles loved to tree rabbits. She didn't do anything but tree them, so I didn't worry about her killing things, if she had we would have sought some outside help.

Barbara D. (73)
Monday April 29, 2013, 7:07 am
My guys enjoy a playful chase occasionally but have never gone beyond that. Good thing, because they're huge powerful dogs that could do real damage.

Justin M. (2)
Monday April 29, 2013, 9:01 am

Patricia H. (468)
Monday April 29, 2013, 9:35 am

Gunther VAEL (0)
Monday April 29, 2013, 12:40 pm
Noted, signed and shared.

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Monday April 29, 2013, 1:18 pm

Dave C. (214)
Monday April 29, 2013, 2:25 pm
noted, will share with my wife because we have one like this!!!

Birgit W. (144)
Monday April 29, 2013, 2:48 pm

Jude Hand (59)
Monday April 29, 2013, 2:55 pm
Great and helpful article, thanks. Oh, and noted.

Robert O. (12)
Monday April 29, 2013, 4:05 pm
Thank you!

Ruth S. (307)
Monday April 29, 2013, 5:01 pm
All my animals get along just fine.

Dale O. (190)
Monday April 29, 2013, 8:28 pm
Interesting article. When I had a dog, he was not very interested in chasing anything, except going out for long longs by the river with me.

Helen Porter (40)
Monday April 29, 2013, 11:47 pm
This deserves a (((HUG)))

Fi T. (16)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 6:58 am
Anyway, they're our loyal friends

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:29 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:32 am
We don't have dogs, but we have cats and they love to chase their toys.

Sandra Patterson (60)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 9:23 am
many dogs will go for prediters in their yard,totally normal,all my 25 years with dogs, they only gave chase.Not saying a few didn't get skunk sprayed.We live in the country.My dogs have a big yard and have only killed moles...noted

M. (Moo) Prince (16)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 6:26 pm
Noted!!! Ty Cher

Eternal Gardener (743)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 5:55 pm
Yes! Our Ava is one of those!!!
I sadly had to bury a couple (4 actually!) of my own chooks due to her prey-drive :( , now she is almost two and we seem to have trained her to stay out of the chicken coop (phew) but everything that runs is still GREAT FUN to her ( on one occasion she even grabbed a rainbow lorikeet from mid air, which I luckily could rescue...).

Carol H. (229)
Friday May 10, 2013, 4:43 am
noted, thanks Cher
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