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...
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...
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...
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...
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...