The puppies are 5 weeks old, I’m holding a chicken leg quarter on a string and watching for drive, bite style, tenacity, and interest.
A young female working with a flirt pole showing prey drive.
A 10 weeks old male showing great prey drive working a sleeve.
This is looking for prey drive.
This is the chicken test, at 6 weeks.
This is the same test at 6 weeks this time I added a pulley and a 2 liter bottle as a counter weight. I was happy to find they had no trouble lifting that weight even at 6 weeks old.
Of the 3 I selected to keep in the program this is their first exposure to a spring pole at 10 weeks old. I’m glad to say they showed interest and surprising strength. Though I shouldn’t be too surprised since the two larger ones are already over 30 pounds.
This is Kronos he’s 7 months old doing on some bite work. He’s 1/4 Great dane, 1/4 APBT, and 1/2 Neapolitan Mastiff. He’s about 26 inches to the shoulder and about 95 pounds.
The decoy is Lee Robinson of Chimera Kennels doing me a big favor working my dog even though it was late, wet, and muddy.
This is Kronos working with Wade Ford.
This is Freya working with Lee Robinson at 7 months old she’s about 90 pounds and 25 inches to the shoulder.