What causes this working difference? - Page 1

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by K9L1 on 27 December 2018 - 21:12

I have recently owned 2 GSDs and notice this with them; both will work until they drop, but one when the ball is thrown will depart like a rocket train , the other one though capable will trot for the ball. Both dogs have good retrieves, and will keep going but why such a difference in quickness to respond?

by K9L1 on 28 December 2018 - 01:12

Any working person on here can explain?

by hexe on 28 December 2018 - 05:12

It's pretty simple.

The dogs work differently because they're two different dogs, with different personality traits, different levels of drive with different desires to possess the 'prey'.

by bladeedge on 28 December 2018 - 07:12

You might find as time goes by one will work in a lot more drive and the other will work with higher nerve . I've seen something similar in my own dogs over the years

by K9L1 on 28 December 2018 - 19:12

thanks Joan; the dog that moves more slowly is less attractive to look at because the work looks less powerful.
Kitkat now Im confused. what is working in nerve? and how is it different from working in drive?
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by mrdarcy on 28 December 2018 - 19:12

Now I'm confused...KitKat?????????????????

by joanro on 28 December 2018 - 19:12

And, Joan ????????????

by Prager on 28 December 2018 - 22:12

there may be different reasons. one of the reasons is that these 2 dogs have a different level of drive ( genetics) or each dog's level of the drive was developed in a different way ( environmental). Thus the reason may be genetic or environmental.


by Hundmutter on 29 December 2018 - 09:12

Yeah, but what does Kitkat mean by "working in nerve" ??? Never heard that phrase on here before ... please define.

by bladeedge on 29 December 2018 - 12:12

I think these posts might be directed at me . If so I will answer best I can .
The slow dog that retrived the ball in a so called trot iv seen to turn out a dog that has more balanced drive. What I've seen is a dog that doesn't have to be in drive to work I would like to know the pedigrees off both dogs and the age . My personal experience with this type of dog is as he gets older he will be genetically stronger in his mind because he will have a stronger nerve but will more than likely never be for sort . The one who retrived faster will have stronger prey and will work more in drive and will over come obstacles in drive weather been in food or ball . Over time u might find he us not a Ballanced as the other male and will take a little longer to muature . although he will more than likely be fine as he grows . He will be good for sport because higher drive and will succeed in protection . This is just my opinion on what I have experienced .
On a lighter note I would have the one with the lower drive 😀. Best of luck would love to here how they are doing

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