Dog "drives" and how to use them

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Postby katiek0417 » June 13th, 2006, 10:36 pm

I got it to work on IE....

For Nisha:
Prey=75
Pack=70
Defense-Fight=40
Defense-Flight=0

For Sacha:
Prey=65
Pack=70
Defense-Fight=10
Defense-Flight=0
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Postby 04100824 » June 13th, 2006, 11:07 pm

Reno:

Your dog's drives
Prey = 60
Pack = 70
Defense - Fight = 25
Defense - Flight = 10
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Postby SpiritFngrz » June 14th, 2006, 3:51 pm

Satin

Prey= 60
Pack = 60
Defense - Fight = 30
Defense - Flight = 0

I'm not sure what this means??
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Postby panda » June 14th, 2006, 4:35 pm

For Panda:

Your dog's drives
Prey = 20
Pack = 50
Defense - Fight = 10
Defense - Flight = 10
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Postby PittieLove » June 15th, 2006, 4:35 pm

Prey= 60
Pack= 25
Defense - Fight= 55
Defense - Flight= 5
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Postby mnp13 » June 16th, 2006, 12:05 pm

Ruby:
Your dog's drives
Prey = 55
Pack = 55
Defense - Fight = 20
Defense - Flight = 20


Riggs:
Your dog's drives
Prey = 65
Pack = 40
Defense - Fight = 50
Defense - Flight = 0
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Postby cheekymunkee » June 16th, 2006, 3:14 pm

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Your dog's drives

Prey = 40
Pack = 50
Defense - Fight = 35
Defense - Flight = 5
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Postby PittieLove » June 17th, 2006, 5:18 pm

My dog has the third highest "Defence Fight"....thats not good lol
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Postby lipshipsattitude » June 20th, 2006, 4:25 pm

Whoa Rory got:
Prey=35
Pack=70
Fight=30
Flight=5

I wonder why her pack drive is like that, she is pretty dependent on me and we used to haev a problem with seperation anxiety but not so much anymore
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Postby katiek0417 » June 20th, 2006, 8:58 pm

lipshipsattitude wrote:Whoa Rory got:
Prey=35
Pack=70
Fight=30
Flight=5

I wonder why her pack drive is like that, she is pretty dependent on me and we used to haev a problem with seperation anxiety but not so much anymore


If your pack drive=70, what's the issue? This means she has high pack drive (e.g., "pretty dependent on me")....Her PREY drive is 35, which is medium....
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Postby msvette2u » June 21st, 2006, 1:17 am

Drives defined
The four drives outlined by Volhard include prey, pack, fight, and flight reactions.

The prey drive includes those behaviors that highlight hunting and foraging behaviors. Dogs that hunt and kill their toys (or objects of clothing, pillows, etc.), chase anything that moves, steal food, stalk the cat, and pounce on toys or other animals are probably high in prey drive.

The Pack drive involves a dog's affinity for humans or other dogs. A dog with a high pack drive cannot get enough of people; he barks or cries when left alone, solicits play and petting, likes to touch, enjoys grooming, and loves the sound of his master's voice.

The Fight drive is defensive and indicates a dog's self-confidence in stressful situations. A dog with a strong fight-defense drive stands his ground, walks high on his toes, guards his territory and his family, may guard his toys and food, tolerates petting and grooming but does not really enjoy these activities, enjoys tug-of-war, and seems ready to fight.

The Flight drive is also a defense drive and indicates a dog's lack of self-confidence. A dog with high flight drive is unsure in new situations and may hide behind his person, is stressed when separated from his person, crawls on his belly or urinates when reprimanded, and may bite when cornered.

What they mean:
A dog with a strong fight drive may be described as dominant; a dog with a strong flight drive is often described as submissive and can become a fear-biter if not trained appropriately.

Although each breed exhibits a general character, individuals in each breed can vary. Akitas, Rottweilers, Dobermans, and German Shepherds are guard breeds and are expected to be high in both prey and fight drives and moderate or low in pack and flight drives, some individuals in these breeds have a high pack drive or a high flight drive. Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Standard Poodles, and other companion breeds are expected to be high in pack drive and moderate in prey and fight drives, but some individuals may have a high defense drive and become either aggressive or excessively fearful. Problems can arise when a breed is chosen for its general drives but the individual dog differs from the prevailing character of the breed.

To determine the strength of these drives in an individual dog, Volhard devised a simple 12-question test for each. Each question is answered by "yes" or "no"; the number of "yes" answers detemines the depth of the drive in the dog's personality.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 16th, 2007, 10:05 pm

:bump:

Thought it would be interesting to do this again. The first time this topic came up, Inara was 8 months old, and the results were:
Prey = 65
Pack = 75
Defense - Fight = 25
Defense - Flight = 15


Now she is 21 months old, and here are the results:
Prey = 70
Pack = 40
Defense - Fight = 40
Defense - Flight = 10

Just thought it was interesting how it has changed since she's matured a bit.
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Postby amazincc » July 16th, 2007, 11:53 pm

Mickey
Prey = 40
Pack = 50
Defense - Fight = 55
Defense - Flight = 35

OY! :oops:
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Postby randi81 » July 16th, 2007, 11:55 pm

Saydee's:

Your dog's drives
Prey = 60
Pack = 55
Defense - Fight = 50
Defense - Flight = 10

The Fight drive is defensive and indicates a dog's self-confidence in stressful situations. A dog with a strong fight-defense drive stands his ground, walks high on his toes, guards his territory and his family, may guard his toys and food, tolerates petting and grooming but does not really enjoy these activities, enjoys tug-of-war, and seems ready to fight.


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Postby amazincc » July 16th, 2007, 11:59 pm

Scroll up a little... Yvette posted it...

Never mind... :D

Mick enjoys the petting/grooming from the three people he loves, but mostly from me - I have the patience to do it for a looooong time... :oops:
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Postby SisMorphine » July 17th, 2007, 8:04 am

Teeny at 7.5 months:
Prey = 60
Pack = 85
Defense - Fight = 35
Defense - Flight = 5


Wally at 7.5 years
Prey = 10
Pack = 45
Defense - Fight = 10
Defense - Flight = 0


LOL! Wally is SOOOOOOO easy compared to my monster.


Though I know it explains pack as being human based and all, but does anyone else find the numbers of pack drive interesting for the DA dogs? I'm also not so sure about Wally's pack drive number. I would consider him to be a very pack-oriented dog, but as an alpha male he isn't overly NEEDY of the pack, but when placed in a pack of dogs he immediately takes over and keeps order. Maybe the pack drive is just the drive for companionship and I'll thinking too much into this?

(edited to fix Wally's defense-fight . . . it didn't sound right so I took it again)
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Postby SisMorphine » July 17th, 2007, 8:22 am

Okay for fun I did Mike's:
Prey = 50
Pack = 25
Defense - Fight = 60

Defense - Flight = 10

Yup, that sounds about right.
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Postby Vertigo » July 25th, 2007, 1:50 am

Montgomery:

Prey = 55
Pack = 65
Defense - Fight = 30
Defense - Flight = 5
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