Toys and Building Prey Drive

A German Shepherd Dog training in prey drive.

Toys for Building Prey Drive

Building your dogs prey drive is a key aspect to allowing your dog to perform at his best.  IPO trainers, like myself, have relied on the use of the bite tug and the ball on the string to facilitate building drive and focus.  There are many options out there that can help you do this.  Below you will find some recommendations for some of the toys we are currently using.  As always, should you have any questions, please just complete a form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Ball on a string

Elite K-9 Ball on a string

I like the 2.5 inch ball for my German Shepherd Dogs.


Bite tugs

Elite K-9 Bite Tug (Jute)

This is a jute bite tug.  Jute is the material that is on the bite sleeve for IPO.

Elite K-9 Bite Tug (Synthetic)

This is a synthetic bite tug.  This material is most commonly used in bite suits for the ring sports.

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