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Old 10-29-2012, 10:16 AM
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oh, my favorite... "It doesn't work on high drive or hard dogs." LOL Let's break that down:

A "high drive" dog is highly motivated by certain things - typically things we can access and use as R+, such as treats and toys.

A "hard dog" is one who is insensitive or resistant to correction, physical or otherwise.

So, you're going to tell me that a dog who is easily motivated and doesn't respond well to correction won't flourish under a system that allows them to work for the rewards they place extreme value in, and doesn't place any importance on physical punishment? Positive training is practically designed with those kind of dogs in mind.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:17 AM
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oh, my favorite... "It doesn't work on high drive or hard dogs." LOL Let's break that down:
I think a lot of people don't fully understand what "high drive" is when they use that. I think they only use it to mean "hyper crazy energetic likes to chase cats and squirrels". They don't realize that you can have drive for food or toys too.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:19 AM
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I think a lot of people don't fully understand what "high drive" is when they use that. I think they only use it to mean "hyper crazy energetic likes to chase cats and squirrels". They don't realize that you can have drive for food or toys too.
Yeah, that's very true, and that also drives me nuts because hyper =/= drive.

Most high drive dogs are high energy but not all high energy dogs are high drive!

ETA: However, I have heard people who definitely know what those terms mean still say something like that.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:52 AM
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oh, my favorite... "It doesn't work on high drive or hard dogs." LOL Let's break that down:

A "high drive" dog is highly motivated by certain things - typically things we can access and use as R+, such as treats and toys.

A "hard dog" is one who is insensitive or resistant to correction, physical or otherwise.

So, you're going to tell me that a dog who is easily motivated and doesn't respond well to correction won't flourish under a system that allows them to work for the rewards they place extreme value in, and doesn't place any importance on physical punishment? Positive training is practically designed with those kind of dogs in mind.
Exactly this^^^
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