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Jump ‘n’ run for Dogs

Jump ‘n’ run for Dogs

Did you ever enjoy playing platform video games like ‘Super Mario’ or ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ as a child? I am sure, like many others, you did! Now you may be wondering what this has got to do with you and your dog? Well, the aim of platform video games like these, is...

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Challenges of Punishment in Anti-Predation Dog Training

Challenges of Punishment in Anti-Predation Dog Training

Unpacking the Dilemma: Why is punishment a tricky thing in anti-predation training? Often, dog owners want to simply stop their dog from chasing wildlife and they use tools, such as ecollars, spray collars, a threatening voice, or training discs to startle the dog to...

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Scaffolding A Recall

Scaffolding A Recall

Free Download You can download this article for free. It's a chapter of my book 'Rocket Recall: Unleash Your Dog's Desire to Return to You through Motivation-Based Training':Do you ever feel frustrated that your dog seemingly ignores your recall cue and carries on...

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Is The Term “Drive” Outdated In Modern Dog Training?

Is The Term “Drive” Outdated In Modern Dog Training?

Should we continue using the term “drive” when it comes to predatory behaviour? My dog has a high “prey drive!” I hear this all the time and I get it, it’s catchy and everybody knows what it means. In one of my last blog posts "Why predatory behaviour is not a drive",...

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Why Predatory Behaviour is not a Drive

Why Predatory Behaviour is not a Drive

By Thomas Riepe - Translated by Simone Mueller and Charlotte Garner -The term "drive" is a bit of a mouthful. In fact, when we mention drive, we are actually referring to motivation. This motivation comes from within the dog and triggers a certain urge to do...

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What is Predation Substitute Training?

What is Predation Substitute Training?

You want to know, what exactly Predation Substitute Training™ is? And how it may help you and your dog? Then this article is for you!Help, my dog's loves to hunt! Does Any Of This Sound Familiar To You? You wish your dog would focus on you when you are out with them,...

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Make the Stalking-Deal with your Dog

Make the Stalking-Deal with your Dog

Yesterday, a fawn that was hiding in the grass next to the forest trail, jumped up in front of my dogs. But my dogs didn’t chase it. They stood and watched it run away. They were clearly excited, but they didn’t dash into the woods to hunt it down. Why? Because we use...

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Take The Test: Do You Need “Don’t Eat That!”?

Take The Test: Do You Need “Don’t Eat That!”?

‘No, Milo, no! Stop! Don't eat that!! …. mmm, yummy…!’ 🤢 Well, Milo decided to eat it anyway. While you may be disgusted, Milo seems to be grinning all over his sweet dog face. He just had another unplanned snack – result! Maybe just a leftover from someone’s picnic?...

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Reasons why Predation in Dogs Suddenly Decreases

Reasons why Predation in Dogs Suddenly Decreases

If your dog or a client's dog, who is naturally very prey-driven, suddenly shows a decreased rate of predatory behaviour, this is likely to have an underlying cause. Understanding what is causing the dog to show predation less frequently, can help you to know how to...

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What Can Increase Predatory Behaviour in Dogs?

What Can Increase Predatory Behaviour in Dogs?

A sudden increase in predatory behaviour can give you an insight into your dog’s physical and mental well-being. So, before you try and control this increased predation, it’s helpful to understand what may be causing it to happen in the first place.

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Podcast with Michael Shikashio CDBC

Podcast with Michael Shikashio CDBC

I was honored to talk to Michael Shikashio CDBC about predatory behaviour on his wonderful podcast "The Bitey End of the Dog". We spoke about what to do with a dog that chases or hunts critters or other things in general? And what do you do to work with predatory...

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Why Do Dogs Love To Scavenge?

Why Do Dogs Love To Scavenge?

The fact you are reading this chapter of my new book means there is a high chance that you already know that dogs love to scavenge! But, you might be surprised to learn that there are several deep-rooted reasons for this; it’s not as simple as them just feeling hungry...

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