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Understanding the Difference between Prey Drive and Aggression

Aggression is mislabelled as unpredictable when it is not. A dog always shows signs of its discomfort with a situation before it resorts to displaying an aggressive behaviour. Unknowledgeable humans either don't see the signs or misinterpret them and assume the dog is acting unpredictably. And there are dogs who have a great prey drive. This behaviour is called predatory drift. It is not aggression, but it looks like it because it is often preceded by a prey drive reaction. To understand predatory drift, you first have to understand aggression and prey drive and the difference between the two. Aggression, simply explained, is the expression of a behaviour with the intention of self-preservat

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