Well I did not get any comments listing the drives a dog has so I will go through each one and describe them and how they relate to training.
The first drive we will talk about is Pack Drive. Dogs are pack animals. The dog's natural desire to fit into a group is pack drive. A dog with low pack drive is a very independent dog. A dog with a high pack drive can not get enough of humans and can suffer from separation anxiety. We do not want a low pack drive dog to train because he/she could care less during training. We also do not want a high pack drive dog to train because he/she will look to its handler for help and will only want to stay close to its handler. We want a dog with proportionate pack drive because he/she desires to maintain its place in the pack and please the higher ranking members in the pack. With this being said it is very important to establish yourself as the alpha in the pack so then in return the dog is wanting to please you as the handler (higher ranking member). This is why the Pack Drive is very important in training.
On Wednesday I will discuss another drive. Again feel free to comment on any of my blog posts.
I forgot to add we still have puppies available. If you have not seen our recent video of them it can be seen on our Facebook page.
Bill Kennedy has been working and training full service K9's for over ten years.