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

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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
    Very useful book

    Posted by Janet Sykes MBIPDT on 28th Mar 2021

    Excellent, easy to follow, no nonsense book

  • 5
    Predation Substitute Training is a Game Changing Protocol

    Posted by Viviane Arzoumanian on 14th Mar 2021

    Simone Meuller has created a clearly written, beautifully simple protocol for using our dogs' natural instincts to direct predatory behaviors to our and our dog's advantages. The prey animals will thank you too! This book is a must read if your dog is motivated by stalking or chasing prey.

  • 5

    Posted by Lucia Doherty on 6th Mar 2021

    Really interesting, easy to read book. Goes into easy-to-understand detail about dogs hunting needs and practical training to implement with high chase drive dogs! Brill book

  • 5

    Posted by Avril on 6th Mar 2021

    A great book, full of help for your chaser! Simone makes hunting together fun with easy to follow games that really work

  • 5
    Must Read!

    Posted by Sonja Rupp on 6th Mar 2021

    I'm so glad Simone is publishing her knowledge about PST and other helpful tools for English readers to support dog-people around the globe. Please do read her books if you wish to set your dogs and yourselves up for safe success instead of frustratedly holding back and punishing your four legged family-members for doing what they were born to do. Have fun hunting together!

  • 5

    Posted by Santos Salcines Nazabal on 4th Mar 2021

    A great help to work with our clients. Very easy to understand and apply.

  • 5
    Packed full

    Posted by Kirsty on 3rd Mar 2021

    I loved this book. Packed full of helpful information and easy to read and digest. It’s given me a whole new understanding and a whole new way of trying to work with my boy! (Instead of against his innate drive!) has helped us develop as a team, learning together. Awesome!

  • 5
    This book is a must for anyone with a Prey drive dog (I have 2!)

    Posted by Sam Walker-Arends on 3rd Mar 2021

    This was a wonderful read. I am dog guardian to 2 wonderful sighthounds who both have a high Prey drive.
    Hunting together was clear, with tonnes of really useful and important information that not only helped me better understand my dogs, but provided ways that I could work together with them to give us all more enjoyable, relaxing and fulfilling walks.
    I would 100% recommend!