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My Puppy does not seem to have much prey drive, what can I do?

My puppy does not seem to have
much prey drive, what can I do?

My puppy doesn't seem to have much food or toy drive. I have seen both of her parents and they both have excellent prey drive. What can I do about this?

June 27, 2011 | 5 Minutes, 6 Seconds

We are Now Shipping
our NEW Michael Ellis DVD!

Training Protection Skills
without a Decoy

with Michael Ellis

2 Hours, 55 Minutes | $65.00

Customers who purchase this DVD automatically get 2 weeks of FREE Video on Demand for this DVD.

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We are also Accepting Pre-Orders on

The Foundation of
Puppy Bite Work

with Michael Ellis

4 Hours | $65.00

The editing is finished on this DVD, we are just waiting to get the pressed DVD discs back from our supplier. We anticipate that this will take about 2 weeks. Those who pre-order it will have access to the "Video on Demand" later this week.

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Leerburg's Video on Demand

Teaching Protection Skills
without a Decoy with Michael Ellis
$65.00 | 2 Hours, 54 Minutes
3 Month Rental

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Michael Ellis Lecture on the Foundation of Protection Work
$25.00 | 1 Hours, 28 Minutes
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The Power of Playing Tug with Your Dog with Michael Ellis
5 Chapters | $12.00 each
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Michael Ellis Remote Collar
3 Chapters | $25.00
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The Power of Training Dogs with Food with Michael Ellis
4 Chapters | $15.00 each
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Focused Heeling
with Michael Ellis

$60.00 | 3 Hours, 53 Minutes
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Dog Bite

To view these dog bite photos, click here.
Warning: these photos are very graphic!

We are always looking for photos of people who have been bitten by their dogs while trying to break up a dog fight. If you send us photos and the story on how the accident happened we will put them on our website with the hope that your mistakes will help other people realize how dangerous it is to try and break up a dog fight the wrong way.

Dog Bite:


Here's the story of this picture:

I took this with my cell phone today, two days after the bite. This bite might be smaller than the rest on your website, but I wanted to share my story as I know many can relate.

I own a beautiful, non aggressive, lovable 3 1/2 year old black German Shepherd. He has been spoiled rotten since puppy. Lives indoor with us, gets to go out at lunch to potty when I come home EVERY SINGLE DAY for lunch. He has been socialized since puppy and really has no issues with other dogs. He had NEVER growled at anyone, big or small, including dogs, he just simply for some reason dislikes cats.

He has been attacked a couple of times by dogs but nothing serious and no injuries.  

Two days ago, I was with him on our driveway with the leash. There are two females German Shepherds who live down our street and get walked a lot by the girls in the family (about 10 years and 13 respectively). This time they were on their bikes. Charlie, our GSD has seen these dogs and we all know they are not friendly. They have nipped at Charlie before and I should have known better and gone inside the house, but I stayed there and gave the girl and her dog the benefit of the doubt. Wrong action...

As soon as her dog saw mine, she managed to get away and she ran straight to Charlie, who of course tried to defend himself, when my motherly instinct reacted and I tried to separate them with my leg, this picture you see is two days old. It is now starting to bruise. And of course, the other GSD did not directly attack me, my leg was in the way and she got me by mistake.

The owners came with the little girl afterwards and saw me cleaning the wound.  It hurt a LOT, so I can only imagine what those other horrific ones are like.

I went to the ER the day after to get a tetanus shot. The co pay was $125, which they have offered to pay. Animal control took their dog to quarantine for 10 days @ $10 a day. They were told that by law, big dogs are to be walked by people older than 17 years of age.

This happened in like 5 seconds. The girl got a hold of her dog that fast. If not, it would have been worse. I really do recommend getting the video to avoid situations like these. Including one for myself.

See the photos.

This Week's Featured
Question & Answers

Question: Will the DVD and Video on Demand content be the same for both the new DVDs?


With regard to: 1) Teaching Protection Skills without a Decoy, and 2) Puppy Bite Work (BOTH WITH MICHAEL ELLIS).

1) Will these titles be offered on DVD or only on Video on Demand?


2) Will both the DVD and Video on Demand version of these two contain all the same information / content / footage?


Ed's Response:


Both of these will be sold on DVD and on Video on Demand (VOD).

With regard to the puppy bite work DVD (which is 4 hours long), I have a great deal of additional acquisition footage that is of excellent training. I intend to take this footage and put it into Video on Demand. People will then be able to purchase this additional training if they wish.

One thing about this VOD of extra training is that it will only be sold to those customers that have purchased the DVD. If our records don’t reflect the that person has bought the DVD they will not be sold the VOD.

We are already shipping the DVD on Teaching Protection Skills without a Decoy. The second one will be shipped next week. The editing is done it just needs to get on disks.

Hope that answers your question.

Ed Frawley

For more questions on this topic, see faq on our Video on Demand.


Question: Should I wear gloves for safety while playing tug with my dog to protect my hands?

I'm working on building drive and focus with 1 year old German Shepherd. She has tremendous intensity. When we work with the tug toys we are at the stage where she will wait (sit) until I give a release command to try and grab the tug, and she will also out-it when requested. She will also stay seated as I walk away, and come to get it only when released. As I ratchet up intensity (by darting the tug in front of her so she has to work really hard to grab it) there have been one or two times where she got my hand by accident -- thankfully, nothing too major.

My question is: should I wear gloves for safety? Or should I expect her to be 'perfect' and manage to always land on the tug and not my hand(!)? Or should I not be so tough and make it just a little easier for her to get it by not being so quick with my motions? Or something else?

In any case, I assume I don't want to diminish drive by scolding her if she misses the tug...

Thanks for your thoughts!

Cindy's Response:

I wouldn’t wear gloves, I would learn how to properly present the target so your dog knows where to bite. It sounds like you are moving her target so she can’t help but make a mistake. This is not her fault and I would not scold or correct her for this. I would recommend learning how to play correctly.

I’d highly recommend The Power of Playing Tug with your Dog. It will help you learn the proper technique and presentation so your dog won’t make the mistake of biting the wrong place (like your hands).

Cindy Rhodes

For more questions on this topic, see our Q&A on Playing Tug with Your Dog.


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