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Oct 17, 2003, 3:24 AM

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Re: [PSD] germanshepherd


Totally agree wt U when U mentioned that aggression drv is the most misunderstood word in the K9 world. Unsure

To me, aggression drv is an interaction & extension of both a dog's prey & defense drv (just like fight drv) borne out of a need to survive. U gave a good example of when a dog during confrontation will turn on its aggression drv to protect itself, these I believe is more an extension of defense drv (more def & less prey). But in the wild, when dogs need to hunt & fight for food, they will turn on their aggression drv but in this case it will be more of prey drv & less of defense drv.

So basically wht we r talking abt here is dogs turning on its aggression drv as part of its survival instinct (but vary in mode depending on its needs or situation it is in ! ). Therefore in ScH protection routine (where aggression drv is always under control) I would like to see Seriousness (intensity) during the B+H exercise and also seriousness in wanting to detain (possess) the assailant during the run-away....Wink.....! !

Maybe we should not use the term "aggression" as Drv but should refer it as a "mean/tool" by dog to survive and to achieve success in a number of types of confrontations....! ! Wink

So as U mentioned in ur post, wht we need in the world of ScH training,...is basically the 3 important drv which is the balance of Prey & Defense drv, followed by Fight drv (Courage & Nerve)

What do u think...? ? ? Smile

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(This post was edited by Polluxx on Oct 17, 2003, 3:27 AM)

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