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Well, if you're chasing your dog you're already making the situation worse.

That, too.
Speaking of, I stopped by a friend's house on Sunday. While I was there, a neighbor came running up, holding a big houndy puppy. Her dogs had bolted after a cat and she chased after them. The puppy dashed in front of a car and was hit. I think he was okay ('tis only a flesh wound!), but there was a lot of blood and the owner was understandably freaked out.
But no, a dog in prey drive is motivated to be more than casually zippy. Mind you, if a dog is exhausted to the point of dropping he probably won't be as interested in chasing prey,

Yep.
but that's so exceptionally rare that it's safe to assume that that's not what's under discussion.

Considering that Diddy estimates that the dog is underexercised and wound too tightly, no, I wouldn't think that's the case.

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I agree about the restraint. The rest was for clarification on the subject based on what I've researched and seen

Why did you think clarification was needed?

excuse me. I'm sorry I commented
excuse me. I'm sorry I commented

I don't think you should apologize. But, I, too, got the impression you thought the guy was getting stomped on. He's not. In fact, I really do feel for him, because I know what he's dealing with. It's a pain in the ***, but it's not insurmountable, if he's willing to manage the situation carefully.

Shelly
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excuse me. I'm sorry I commented

I don't think you should apologize. But, I, too, got the impression you thought the guy was getting stomped on. ... the ***, but it's not insurmountable, if he's willing to manage the situation carefully. Shellyhttp://mysmelly.com#error Mother Ship)http://mysmelly.com#error to Esther)

Thanks and it is a pain in the ***! At times I want to - well you know!
Besides the exercise which I do the best I can - he is able to run at least everyday - maybe not far enough, but I do think he gets to reach close to full speed (which btw when following him in car after an "escape" I was doing 40 mph). Anything else I can try.? I am not sure about the agility and flyboy (not sure what that is) training because he really doesn't focus. I need the attention.

BTW - did the pictures add anything to the breed type and possible reason to the prey drive ?
Anything else I can try.?

Honestly, nothing I know of besides management. Prey drive is hard wired, and while it may be mitigated somewhat with training, it's there to stay. Robin's suggestion to look into schutzhund sounds like a good idea, though.
I am not sure about the agility and flyboy (not sure what that is) training because he really doesn't focus. I need the attention.

I don't do either, so I'm not the person to ask. Is he good with other dogs?
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BTW - did the pictures add anything to the breed type and possible reason to the prey drive ?

Beats me what he might be, but I'm not sure it's really important. The fact is, the prey drive exists. Knowing what breeds he might be isn't going to change that.

Shelly
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He's gorgous, here he is http://aad.lomag.net/buzzsaw/Max.html>>>;

Whatever he is, he's a lovely dog.
Alison
As far as what Max is - good question. The ridgeback rescue did initially get in me in touch with ... - who knows. Maybe this pictures will help determine -

Looks like a RR/Lab to me, too.
While Labs can't, RRs can have white patches on their chests.

I don't see any pit bull.

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Looks like a RR/Lab to me, too.

same here
While Labs can't, RRs can have white patches on their chests.

no - Lab's SHOULDN'T. But yes, RR's "may".
I don't see any pit bull.

Me neither

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Agreed. Wrong word. Shouldn't.
But a patch this large would raise my eyebrows.
But yes, RR's "may".

I don't see any pit bull.

Me neither

The eyes are very RR.

Handsome Jack Morrison
Scientists threatened with death for 'climate denial'! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/03/11/ngreen211.xml The Great Global Warming Swindle - the video:
Why so much medical research is rot:
http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story id=8733754
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