Seems I've hardly visited this board lately, but not alot of topics have snared my intrest. I've read this statement above, and others like it, and I'd like clarification. To me, prey drive is for the actual "chase" for the object, and not the possession of the "object", therefore should not be called "toy drive". I have the perfect example in a young adult whose prey drive is absolutely extreme from anything I've seen, would sacrifice "life and limb" to catch the prey while it's in motion, and would endlessly search for it if it was concealed from sight. But strangely, the actual "possessiveness" for the toy is virtually no issue, resulting in a nice retrieve, to push for continuance of the cycle and having total willingness to follow obedience commands. So, if the dog doesn't really care about the toy after it stops moving, doesn't want to chew it, or play "keep away" with it, should prey drive and toy drive really be considered synonomous? Are the acts of "retrieving" and "possessiveness" in opposition of each other? Do you think this type of behavior could lead to an "equipment focused" dog, or is that a concern more for the "possessive" acting behaviors?" You will often hear trainers talk about ball drive or toy drive, but that is actually prey drive."