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What drives your dog?

This is something I learned at a Lucas Agnew Workshop a couple years ago.

The first step is putting your dog on a long-line and seeing if they are more prey driven (meaning they’re interested in everything else) or if they’re more pack driven (meaning they’re interested in following you).

Dog’s that have more prey drive are more difficult to train in the pet dog world.

Instinct and genetics play a role into each of these but that doesn’t mean that you can’t sway the dog either way. You can most definitely increase or decrease both through training.

This make up makes each dog unique. In fact, it can be very helpful to know where you dog stands on this scale. With that being said, I challenge you to take your dog out on a long-line and figure out which drive your dog is leaning more toward. I’d love to hear what you find out in doing this exercise!

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