Playful Dogs Go For A Hunt After A Remote Control Car
In the very distant past dogs and wolves were brothers. In order to survive, they had to chase after other animals and birds for food. Through years and years of evolution, aided by selective breeding done by us, their best friends, certain parts of the hunt sequence have been changed or receded according to each breed’s purpose. So, the chase instinct in dogs is already present from birth. However, the very process of domestication has also formed a link between dogs and humans. Dogs actively seek opportunities to play with us because they seek our approval.
Such is the case with the two dogs in this video. Their owners claim the dogs love to have fun, that they love to chase things and work their prey drives. In order to test this, one day, instead of the dull stick or the ragged tennis ball, one of the owners introduced a new toy – remote control cars! There was no difference as to what they were chasing. They did it playfully and furiously around the backyard and had a great time! The funniest part is that the Dachshund, even though very much smaller than the Siberian Husky, is far fiercer and relentless in the RC pursuit. The stubby-legged doggy just won’t give up, chasing and barking after the strange fast-moving gadget. It all depends on the dog breed and the purpose it was meant to serve.
"Herders orient, eye, stalk and chase, retrievers are good at the chase, grab-bite, terriers have strong chase, grab-bite and kill-bite," a canine expert says.
Nowadays, with some exceptions, our herders, retrievers, pointers, sight-hounds and terriers are not used for their primary purposes. Yet, knowing their primary purpose can provide us with some information on how to use satisfaction of their prey drive.