Ebook: Hunting Together: Harnessing Predatory Chasing in Family Dogs through Motivation-Based Training (Predation Substitute Training)

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Simone Mueller

Do you wish your dog would listen to you on walks, rather than running after squirrels? Tired of getting left in the dust if a cat shows up nearby? Concerned that your dog's prey drive is coming between the two of you? Conventional training protocols stifle your dog's natural predatory behaviours through punishing or constantly forcing them to return. These restrictive protocols work against your dog's nature and against what they want most: to go for a hunt!

Predation is an inner need that makes your dog happy. Suppressing those natural urges is like putting an airtight lid on a boiling pot. Eventually, that pressure needs to escape, and without a proper outlet, it's probably going to get messy.

Wouldn't you rather use your dog's predation motivation to improve your training and even grow your relationship with your dog?

Predation Substitute Training (PST) is a motivation-based and need-oriented training program, designed to stop uncontrolled predatory chasing and to provide safe outlets for your dog's natural drive.

Instead of making discipline the nagging factor that spoils the fun, this training system will help you grow as a team and go hunting together!

In this training program, you'll learn:
-What is predation?
-Why does your dog love to hunt?
-Why is predatory behaviour so hard to interrupt?

To stop your dog's predatory chasing and see real-life results, just follow the step-by-step instructions:
-Prevention: Structure your walks to set your dog up for success
-Predation Substitute Tools: Help your dog control their urge to chase in a healthy way.
-Predation Substitute Games: Discover new ways to express predatory energy in a safe, controlled environment
-Safety net: Build a strong "emergency cue" to immediately interrupt predatory chasing.

Is hunting your dog's favourite hobby? Don't spoil the fun - go hunting together!

Simone Mueller is a certified dog trainer, dog behaviourist (ATN.AG), and owner of the Training4Paws Dog School near Heidelberg, Germany. Simone is proud to be an Associate Trainer at the Scotland-based Lothlorien Dog Training Club (AT-LDTC) and a member of both the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (PDTE).

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  • 5
    Hunting Together

    Posted by Lisa Lang on 26th May 2022

    Such a great and helpful book. If you have a prey interested dog you should really read it, it helped us a lot!

  • 5
    Super helpful!

    Posted by Erin on 24th Oct 2021

    This book has such a radically different view to what I've tried before. Working through the exercises presented in this book has improved my dog's impulse control around the oh-so-fun squirrels. Very much recommend.

  • 5
    Highly recommended

    Posted by Erminia on 3rd Mar 2021

    I highly recommend this book. Predation substitution training is a real real game change, especially for high prey drive dogs, and this book explain in depht both theoretical and pratical aspects step by step and in an accessible way. The reading is very enjoyable and full of useful tips.