Prey drive is inherent. Your dog is born with it. He can hunt and kill.
We work with puppies on prey drive as soon as they show interest in following a ball or a tug. The same drive applies to a moving toy or a Helper’s sleeve.
Prey drive is used to build confidence and a full bite. When working with dogs on confidence, please remember that longer distance between the dog and a Helper is empowering and shorter distance can be threatening. Start with a ball on a string allowing plenty of space for the dog to become comfortable.
Please consider using a soft ball or a tug for a puppy to help them be successful.
Please follow the steps on the left how to start with the green dog. How to switch to a bite pillow or a short sleeve and how to be able to control your dog. No reason to have a fancy sports car without any breaks.