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Old 07-02-2018, 09:47 PM
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Hello this is my first post and wasn't really sure where to post this. But I have a 9 month old pitbull husky and she has a very high prey drive. She has caught and killed a couple of snakes, almost caught a rabbit and has chased deer. I'm not a hunter so she can't be a bird dog but I was wondering if anyone knew of some activites that could help challenge and put her skills if that's what you want to call them to good use Haha. Thanks for any reply!
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:23 PM
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Flirt pole. Fetch. Frisbee. Ball on a thin rope ( you hold the end of the rope and sort of swing the ball around along the ground ). Can also use a stuffed toy on the end of rope so your dog can catch and " kill " it. That much prey drive, your dog may also enjoy " hunting " then being rewarded with some fetch. I like to hide my german shepherds ball in the yard somewhere, let him spend some time " hunting " for it, then throw the ball for him when he finds it and brings it to me......if you're interested in doing some training with him that prey drive is REALLY good motivation for training. You can really harness that drive to work for you, prey can be alot of fun once you figure out how to channel it instead of trying to fight it.
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You may want to get a coursing machine, they aren't cheap but, they are excellent for directing that prey drive into something non destructive. I use one with my wolfdogs and, use it to train "leave it/drop it" when they catch the lure, they get rewarded for being soft mouthed and dropping or leaving it alone and coming to me instead.
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A coursing machine! Ok now I want one for my dog.
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You may want to get a coursing machine, they aren't cheap but, they are excellent for directing that prey drive into something non destructive. I use one with my wolfdogs and, use it to train "leave it/drop it" when they catch the lure, they get rewarded for being soft mouthed and dropping or leaving it alone and coming to me instead.
I agree with you! I got one of this and yes it's really effective.
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