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    Question Greyhound Prey Drive?

    I have plenty of ideas of my own on how to fix Rose's prey drive issues, but I was wondering if any of you girls who are into grey rescue have any time tested methods? Jumping to something that is known to work would knock a lot of time off the training
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    Have the grey girls run away?

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    Leaving her muzzled around little ones for a while is a good idea. It takes the anxiousness out of the situation, which is important. If she gets over excited and goes to chase, and you are on edge, she can pick up on that and feed off the excitement. Which doesn't go well obviously.

    Give her a week or two and don't expect she'll do much around you. You might find that one day she just switches off the aloof stuff and is your best friend forever. I've known a few to do that. The ones that start out distant and aloof are often the best. IMO of course.

    On lead corrections is the best way to combat prey drive. And redirection. As she warms to you and becomes more interested in either pleasing you or treats etc use that to your advantage.

    Some can step off the track and be house pets. And some take months to wind down properly. Keep her life as low key as you can, and she'll get there.

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    Yeh she responds to correction, both verbal and physical, really well. And there is no way she wouldnt be muzled around the little ones, I know I can handle it if she did descide to go but why risk it? I dont blame her its her instinct and training tellling her she has to go.
    She is in the pens and except for a little nerviousness at first she fits with the poodles well.
    I was just wondering if there were any specific training that you do with them. I am just using correction and desensitising right now but if that doesnt work I will adapt. SO I was wondering if there is a time tested method thats all.
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    I haven't used anything special, just what you're doing plus extra time & patience for some.

    Some always have strong prey drive - I've always had success with little dog training but not always with cats. Is she keen to chase everything? Or just some things?

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    Our only cat sears clear of the dogs so I have not seen her reaction. She got very excited about my toy poodle ruinning past but let it go as soon as she was corrected. She was interested in the others running around but it was a "can I play" interested not a "gotta get it" reaction. I have no doubt I can train this out of her, even if she hit a wall at living with small dogs but not cats, but I doubt she will have any issues. Like I said she is very responsive, not egar yet but respsive all the same.

    You are always full of great info Natty, Thank you!!
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