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DID YOU KNOW // What is Prey Drive? 🐶
It is important to note that dogs are predators and will all possess some level of prey drive. Although today they are domesticated, this instinct can still be prevalent in many dogs, some more so than others. As the owners you may have identified behavioural traits in your dog that suggest your dog is prey driven. Fixating and obsessing over anything that is moving is common for dogs that have high prey drive.
Whilst prey drive is a dog being triggered by movement. It often leads to predatory sequence. This is the act of a dog going into hunting drive. Stalking, chasing, biting and doing a shake and kill are the stages of predatory sequence.
Prey drive is not due to a dog being aggressive, rather being driven to chase moving items.
Hunting, Herding, Sight hounds and guardian breeds can typically have a higher prey drive than most making them excellent working dogs. But prey drive can be seen in high levels in terriers and smaller dogs too.
As “drives” can be developed over time, it is important that you understand what builds prey drive so that those in your home can avoid any unwanted situations. Here is a quick list;
- Don’t encourage games of chase (especially with small children). Whilst this is fun for you, it can mean something else entirely for your dog
- Use a lead to help teach a dog to control its prey drive. Dogs need to learn impulse control. This must be done very carefully because if the lead is used incorrectly it could have the reverse effect by building frustration and build the drive
- Speak to a professional about how to manage and teach your dog impulse control
- Engage your dog in a game of “fetch” which involves chasing, catching and retrieving. This can provide a healthy outlet for his instincts
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