Dog "drives" and how to use them

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Postby msvette2u » June 2nd, 2006, 11:45 am

http://www.canismajor.com/dog/drives.html

http://www.volhard.com/training/cpp.htm

http://www.volhard.com/training/cpptest3.htm

Your dog's drives
Prey = 65
Pack = 55
Defense - Fight = 65
Defense - Flight = 5

I did Yaeger's drives. Some questions were too "limited" (He never pees when he meets new people)

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Postby babyreba » June 2nd, 2006, 12:09 pm

Cool!

Here's how it rated Tucker:

Your dog's drives:
Prey = 35
Pack = 55
Defense - Fight = 25
Defense - Flight = 10

And here is Reba's. It's a little scary to think of a dog with no "flight" drive when cornered, but it is pretty accurate for her. That dog will stand down anyone and anything if it comes down to protecting her or me. Crazy old beast.

Prey = 55
Pack = 35
Defense - Fight = 55
Defense - Flight = 0
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Postby msvette2u » June 2nd, 2006, 12:21 pm

Really interesting. Did you see the part that said a prey drive is what gets dogs into trouble? A pack drive is better for training. Looking at Yaegers, I forget why he scored a 5 on flight. He scored less on pack because he's not "into" being petted, it's fine if you want to but he can live without it. And food drive, forget about it. So we have to be very creative when training him.
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Postby katiek0417 » June 2nd, 2006, 12:35 pm

The site didn't work for me :cry:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » June 2nd, 2006, 1:09 pm

Here's Inara's. I would think this would also be more applicable to full-grown dogs, not puppies/adolescents.

Your dog's drives
Prey = 65
Pack = 75
Defense - Fight = 25
Defense - Flight = 15

Not sure where the flight comes in - she's never acted frightened of anything except the blow dryer at the DIY grooming place. :| At least fight is very low too. But again, she's still a baby. :|
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Postby Maryellen » June 2nd, 2006, 1:14 pm

rufus:
Your dog's drivesPrey = 30Pack = 75Defense - Fight = 20Defense - Flight = 0

jesse-
Prey = 50Pack = 60Defense - Fight = 40Defense - Flight = 15
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Postby Malli » June 2nd, 2006, 3:59 pm

Oscar's :

Prey = 50
Pack = 35
Defense - Fight = 45
Defense - Flight = 10

Oscar would also protect me in heartbeat. I kind of see him accurately described in a popular description of the breed : the courage is proverbial.
Its true, even if he's afraid of something he will stand his ground and will often force himself to investigate anyway.
Its very accurate that he has a high prey and defense drive, too.

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Postby SisMorphine » June 2nd, 2006, 4:12 pm

katiek0417 wrote:The site didn't work for me :cry:

Me either. It opened, I did it, but it wouldn't tally it up :(
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Postby Marinepits » June 2nd, 2006, 6:09 pm

Katy
Prey = 60
Pack = 55
Defense - Fight = 50
Defense - Flight = 30

Indy
Prey = 65
Pack = 60
Defense - Fight = 45
Defense - Flight = 10

Shorty
Prey = 85
Pack = 65
Defense - Fight = 40
Defense - Flight = 20

Mac
Prey = 80
Pack = 80
Defense - Fight = 60
Defense - Flight = 10

Interesting -- seems fairly accurate after reading the explanations.
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Postby Vanessa » June 2nd, 2006, 6:50 pm

If it won't tally up try enableing pop ups. That worked for me. Oz's results were kind of sketchy....
prey 30
pack 65
fight 35
flight 50
I'm going to read the meanings and see if that helps...
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Postby Purple » June 2nd, 2006, 7:42 pm

Here's Hopscotch:

Your dog's drives
Prey= 55
Pack = 55
Defense - Fight = 40
Defense - Flight = 15
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Postby msvette2u » June 2nd, 2006, 9:41 pm

SisMorphine wrote:
katiek0417 wrote:The site didn't work for me :cry:

Me either. It opened, I did it, but it wouldn't tally it up :(


Hold down your CTRL key while clicking the total button.
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Postby msvette2u » June 2nd, 2006, 9:42 pm

It does give you a better understanding of how you can harness those drives, right?
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Postby Marinepits » June 2nd, 2006, 9:43 pm

msvette2u wrote:It does give you a better understanding of how you can harness those drives, right?


I thought so. :|
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Postby dogcrazyjen » June 3rd, 2006, 9:03 pm

I didn't like the format. It claimed Tess had very low drives in all but Defense, flight, but she is very very play driven and very pack oriented. Questions like "does your dog play tug...to win?" What does that mean? She will play tug all day, but if you drop it she brings it right back to play again. It isn't the winning that interests her, but the act of tugging.

Ah well, I always seem to disagree with these tests.
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Postby Patch O' Pits » June 3rd, 2006, 9:41 pm

It didn't tally for me either and I tried holding the CTRL key that didn't help either... oh well
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Postby rockermom » June 4th, 2006, 9:13 am

Yeah the tugging guestion was tough for me. I had to answer sometimes cause Rocky likes to tug and Im sure he would like to win it.
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Postby Asta » June 4th, 2006, 10:11 am

´Guinness

Your dog's drives
Prey = 70
Pack = 60
Defense - Fight = 45
Defense - Flight = 5

She is not bombproof with people, but the test was pretty accurate i think. She also has some aggression issues and a veeery high preydrive.

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Postby Jenn » June 6th, 2006, 3:51 pm

WEll just for fun I did it for my three, lol. Results are as follows.. I didn't read the articles, just played with the little test. Before I say that it's extremely inaccurate, I'll read the articles.

BenjaminYour dog's drives
Prey = 55
Pack = 50
Defense - Fight = 30
Defense - Flight = 15

Maddie
Your dog's drives
Prey = 55
Pack = 50
Defense - Fight = 10
Defense - Flight = 30

Tucker Man

Your dog's drives
Prey = 35
Pack = 50
Defense - Fight = 40
Defense - Flight = 5

Edit:

For those of you that it wouldn't work.. Here you can print it, and add it up manually...
http://www.volhard.com/training/CPP.pdf
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Postby JCleve86 » June 13th, 2006, 9:58 pm

Bosco Boo:
Prey - 75
Pack - 70
Defense - Fight - 15
Defense - Flight - 15

Moogey Googerson:
Prey - 45
Pack - 55
Defense - Fight - 35
Defense - Flight - 30
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