Prey Drive in Dogs

What is Prey Drive?

Prey drive is a natural instinct in dogs that motivates them to chase and catch prey. It is a complex behavior that involves a combination of genetics, training, and socialization.

Why Do Dogs Have Prey Drive?

Dogs have prey drive because it is a survival instinct. It helped their ancestors to find food and stay safe.

How to Manage 

Provide your dog with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. A tired dog is less likely to be interested in chasing prey.

How to Identify Prey Drive in Dogs

Chasing squirrels, birds, or other small animals

How to Keep Your Dog Safe

Keeping your dog on a leash when you are outside.

When to Seek Professional Help

If you are struggling to manage your dog's prey drive, or if your dog's prey drive is causing problems, such as biting or aggression

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