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Predation Substitute Instructor

to help dogs with a high prey drive

In this 10-week course we’ll show you how to teach your clients to manage their dog’s predatory behaviour with fun, force-free methods and amazing results. All while strengthening the dog-human bond between them and their dogs!

Start: November 12, 2023
– Only 2(!) spots left out of 40 –

Predatory behaviour is an issue for many dog lovers – learn how you can help them!

Mastering Predation Substitute Techniques is a must for any professional aiming to skillfully address challenges faced by owners of dogs with strong predatory instincts. This course will show you how you can help your clients to enjoy relaxed walks and a deeper connection with their dogs.

Are you ready to transform your approach and become the go-to expert for controlling canine predatory instincts?

We equip Dog Professionals with Predation Substitute expertise!

This is what you will learn:

✅ What’s really behind predatory behaviour

How to transform predatory chasing by working with the dog, instead of against them

How to ensure enjoyable walks and lasting relief become a reality for your clients & their dogs

How to achieve more motivation by using special training games to keep your clients going and growing

Modern and force-free methods to achieve better, long-lasting results

Detailed tutorials and training plans to implement these methods in your professional work

Don’t wait! This is your chance to sign up for our PST Instructor Course 2023!!

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Predation Substitute Training isn’t just another technique!

It’s a triple Win-Win-Win: For you as a professional, for your clients, and for their dogs!

The PST approach will not only help you to become a better trainer, it will also be an opportunity to stand out from the competition in the dog training market by using our 4-Aspect-Method:

This comprehensive and successful anti-predation training program consists of four different aspects that are all equally important for the success of you and your clients: Management and Prevention, Predation Substitute Tools, Predation Substitute Games and the Interruption of Predatory Behaviour.

In our PST Instructor course, we will cover them all in detail, and we will give you the skills you need to tailor each aspect for every individual human/dog team.

During the ten-week course, starting on November 12, 2023, you will learn how to teach and apply this modern, force-free anti-predation training in your training classes and with your one-to-one clients.

There are only 2 spots left (out of 40 in total) on this course and each session will consist of a theoretical input, given to you during our live sessions (recordings will be available) and self-paced practical exercises that you will try out with your own or a client’s dog.

The perfect Mix for your success


Live Online Sessions

+ Q&A


Theoretical Input


Pracitical Exercises



Workbooks, Replays

& Exchange

Topics covered in the Instructor course

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We show you how to apply Predation Substitute Training to your work as a dog professional. You will learn how to help dogs & their owners, by using force-free and effective techniques with long-lasting results.

Session 1+2 - The Foundation

  • What predation is and how to distinguish a dog’s predatory motivation from “pseudo-predation” and what the consequences are for your training
  • How to evaluate the training focus for every individual human/dog team
  • The basic games that build the foundation for successful anti-predation training

Session 3 - Prevention

  • Why it is so important for the human and the dog to stay in contact with each other
  • Several practical games to successfully prevent predation from happening
  • Finding the perfect rewards for every dog
  • How to create a “yes-zone” around the dog where they can be successful and what this “yes-zone” should look like

Session 4 - Management: Use of the Long Line

  • How to use and handle the long line as an effective tool in a safe way
  • Evaluate the right length of the long line for your individual human/dog team
  • Practical leash skills for your canine and human learner

Session 5 - Stress and stress relief

  • Why stress, stress relief, and calmness are critical for your training success
  • How to tell the difference between true calmness and impulse control
  • About the spoon theory
  • How to achieve stress reduction through structured walks
  • Several methods to promote calmness and relaxation in your canine learner

Session 6 - Calmness in the presence of wildlife

  • The ways to teach your client’s dog calmness when wildlife is around
  • How to identify safe parts of the predatory sequence
  • Ways to reinforce those parts as functional alternative behaviours
  • To capture the very first steps that work for every dog as a starting point

Session 7+ 8 - Predation Substitute Games

Two practical sessions:

  • How to give your client’s dogs a safe outlet for their predatory energy according to their individual needs
  • How to play the Predation Substitute Game to suit every part of the predatory motor pattern
  • How to increase criteria in a real-life context so that your canine learners will be able to focus on their human partners even under high distractions
  • To use PST Games as Reward Markers to refine the communication with the canine learner

Session 9 - Interrupting Predatory Behavior

  • What realistic expectations are
  • Three games that work as positive interrupters even if the dog is in mid-chase
  • The mistakes that need to be avoided

Session 10 - Practical Application

  • How to apply PST in your business with clients
  • How to structure your sessions to not overwhelm clients
  • Which formats work and which don’t

Get Certified & Show your Knowledge

  • After your certification, you are allowed to use the PST-Instructor logo and get listed on our Instructor Page to be recognized as a PST Professional worldwide.


Regular Q&A sessions will give you the opportunity to ask your questions, we evaluate (voluntarily) submitted videos of your training and give you direct feedback to support you on your way.


Tackle all exercises at your own pace with the help of a workbook. It also serves as a basis beyond the course which you can always adapt to the current status of your training.


In order to create a space of mutual support for all participants, there is a separate Facebook group as a protected, moderated space.

your BONUS gift: Access to the PST Master Course "CALL OFF THE CHASE" or "Oh Deer!" Live-Workshop

You get full access to “Call Off The Chase”, the comprehensive PST Master Course with tons of additional materials and insights. If you have allready purchased Call Off The Chase, you are invited to shaddow my live-workshop “Oh Deer!” in 2024.


The PST Instructor course starts with our Kick-Off-Call on November 12, 2023. 🥳

Further webinar dates: November 14/21/28, December 5/12/19, January 2/9/14.

Our Goodbye-Webinar will be on Sunday, January 14, 2024

All webinars will be held on Tuesday at 2pm Eastern Standard Time, which is 7pm in the UK and 8pm in Germany.
Recordings will be available.

Learn from Leading Expert Simone Mueller & her team

Hi there, nice to meet you!

Hi there, nice to meet you!

I’m Simone Mueller, and I’m a certified dog trainer and behaviour consultant (ATN.AG) based in Germany.

I’m passionate about helping dogs and their guardians around the world through force-free anti-predation training.

That’s why I founded “Predation Substitute Training (PST)”, a unique and effective program that stops uncontrolled predatory chasing and provides safe outlets for your dog’s natural drive.

And now I’d love to share my professional knowledge and experience with you, so …

you can become the Predation Substitute Expert in your area – enhancing the happiness of dogs and their humans through your expertise!

Meet Sonja – my Co-Trainer

Sonja Rupp is a certified dog trainer (ATN) and specialises in canine relaxation training. She dedicates herself to dogs with special needs and attention in training.

She is the perfect addition to this course, providing you with a lot of support, experience and insights!

Together, we will teach you all you need to know about professional Predation Substitute Training!

What you can expect from this course

You understand predatory behaviour and know how to stop uncontrolled chasing  in a healthy, reliable and force-free way.

You know how to structure your training-offers to set your clients up for success and lasting change.

You will discover new ways to let dogs express their predatory energy through unique Predation Substitute Games.

You will not only train dogs & their owners, you will also lead them to a stronger bond, enjoyable walks and a happier life together.


Participants dedicate themselves to:
  • Weekly assignments, tasks and case studies posted and worked on in the private course group.
  • Assignments contain filming and uploading videos with participant’s own dog or client’s dog (The dog does NOT necessarily have a high prey drive!).
  • Participants need solid knowledge of learning theory.
  • A minimum of two years and/or 200 hours of experience working force-free with dogs in a training or behavior capacity as the main trainer. Working with your own dog is not enough.
  • Pledge to follow the LIMA guidelines of force-free dog training. No prong collars, slip leashes, martingales or ecollars on the dogs.

Is this you? Then we would love to welcome you as a future Predation Substitute Trainer!

What clients say about the PST approach

Before Predation Substitute Training, I was being dragged behind my dog while she was gleefully chasing. Thanks to your clear and concise protocols, I was able to show her how we can hunt together! She is so driven to play the games with me, and it has strengthened our relationship and communication.

Joy S., USA

I was struggling with handling Lalo’s high prey drive and walks were a challenge for us as he would constantly hunt and chase squirrels hitting the end of the leash and barking. After learning about PST and partaking in a workshop, our walks have completely changed. Lalo has activities to fill his hunting needs and can sit at a distance and watch a squirrel. He is calmer on his walks and disengages on his own from squirrels to play his games.

Danelle K., Canada

Having been a street dog until 1.5 years old, my Border Collie mix Samson had a long reinforcement history with chasing animals – from rabbits to deer. His habit of merry-go-rounding when he saw animals made leash training that much more difficult and frustrating. Transitioning to calm ‘stalking’ was such a difference not only on my end of the leash, but was a much more natural and overall calm behaviour for Samson who was already feeling frustrated by his new city life. Could not recommend more!

Laura P., USA

… how different Simone’s approach is to the common things you hear about prey drive. Giving dogs appropriate outlets for their natural needs has always been a priority of mine and this course teaches you techniques and games that are exactly that. I enjoyed the videos that were filmed with her own dogs and client dogs after explaining the theory to see what the methods will look like in the real world.

Linda W., Australia

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Your Deep-Dive into the 4 essential aspects

of professional Predation Substitute Training

In this Instructor course you will learn how to use the 4 essential aspects of successful Predation Substitute Training and still look at the individual needs of your clients, their dog and your personal training style. It delves much, much deeper into the practical using and teaching of PST than my books or any other courses for dog owners do!

Sign up for the course today and embark on a journey to become the PST Professional in your local area!

This Instructor course is perfect for you if…

You want to understand predatory behaviour and help dogs and their owners to solve hunting issues in a force-free and fun way

✨ You want to have good answers to your clients reccuring questions about their dog’s predatory behaviour!

✨ You want to learn about Management and Prevention, Predation Substitute Tools & Games and the interruption of Predatory Behavior.

You look for an opportunity to stand out of the competition on the dog training market – with an offer, that’s really in demand!

You search for exact tutorials and training-plans to implement the new methods in your professional work and offers.

This is the only course for professional PST Instructors in 2023.

To offer you the best support, our spots are limited. Please save your seat now!

Sign up for the Instructor Course 2023

And say goodbye to frustration and helplessness when it comes to solve predatory behaviour issues with your clients and their dogs in just 10 weeks

Learn from Leading Expert Simone Mueller

Simone and her team will guide and support you on your way to becoming a PST Professional!


use the 4 aspects of successful PST

Learn everything about our force-free, systematic and holistic training strategy that still looks at the individual needs of your clients and their dogs!

10 Comprehensive Live-Webinars:

This course comprises 10 interactive live webinar modules designed to train you as a professional PST Instructor.

Support & Exclusive Group

In our members area you can connect with other participans, discuss cases and ask questions. We will be there to help you get most out of this course!

Workbooks & Articles:

Reinforce your learning with practical workbooks and insightful articles, enhancing your understanding and implementation.

In-Depth Video Tutorials:

Visual learning made easy! Watch and follow along as Simone guides you through every step of the process.

Livecalls & Self-paced learning

Besides our weekly live-webinars you are going to self-study and implement what you have learned. See requirements.

Useful for Diverse Dog Breeds & Types:

No matter the dog’s background or age, PST is universally adaptable. Learn from examples spanning over different breeds and types.

Save your spot on our Instructor-List

Get listed on our website as an professional PST Instructor and become a go-to-person for dogguardians looking for help!

Instructor Certificate

Upon successfully completing the course, you’ll be awarded a well-deserved PST Instructor certificate.

BONUS: Access to PST Master Course "CALL OFF THE CHASE" or "Oh Deer!" Live-Workshop (worth over 500$!)

You get full access to “Call Off The Chase”, the comprehensive PST Master Course with tons of additional materials and insights. If you have allready purchased Call Off The Chase, you are invited to shaddow my live-workshop “Oh Deer!” in 2024.

Sign up for the Instructor Course 2023 now

Only 2 spots remaining out of the 40 available


3 Monthly Payments of
€ 720 or US$ 759


A one-time payment of
€ 2099 or US$ 2222

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This course by Simone Mueller, the founder of Predation Substitute Training and renowned expert in anti-predation techniques.

Her goal is to empower dog professionals around the world by providing them with useful and force-free solutions to predatory behaviour issues in dogs.

Simone’s force-free solutions are designed to create a happy and healthy bond between dogs and their humans, without the need for any harmful techniques.


What you need to know

Is the PST approach for wildlife only or can it help with cats in the home or car chasing?

The PST Instructor Course provides you with training skills for wildlife encounters, but some information could be theoretically applied to your pets as well. However, our PST methods are not specifically tailored for that purpose.

What are the conditions to use 'Certified PST Instructor' in my dredentials?

– Attending the live sessions and/or active participation in the group

– uploading required training videosfor assessment

– completion of case studies

Does it offer CEUs (Continuing Education Units)?

Yes, please let us know the organisation that you need CEUs for.

Is there in-person support or review of videos? Is there any contact available if we have questions as we work through the course?

Yes, absolutely! You will be invited to our exclusive PST Instructor group. That’s our space for personal support, exchange, discussions, networking and feedback on your questions and videos! 

Can PST be applied as a preventative?

Absolutely! It perfect to start training before your clients dog has evolved a high interest in predatpory behaviour. That makes things much easier for all of you.

Is access to the course limited in time?

The course content will be available as long as it exists.However, there is a date on on the final assessment.

Is there a payment plan?

Yes, there is a payment plan with 3 installments available.

When will the Instructor course start?

The Instructor course for 2023 starts on November 12, 2023 and ends on January 14,2023. 

The next Instructor course ist planned for late 2024.

What will I learn in the course that is not in your books?

This course goes much deeper than the books or other courses. As we offer this course to professionals only, our informations, feedbacks and discussions are at a higher level. We delve into much more detail, the videos and video-feedbacks make the methods visually comprehensible and aid in applying them even better in your daily work as a dog pro! 🐶

Is PST appropriate for use with reactive dogs/dog encounters?

Although some content may be helpful, I don’t recommend using PST for this issue. There are more suitable solutions and protocols, like BAT (Behaviour Adjustment Training).

If a dog has once caught and/or killed an animal, would PST still help?

Yes, absolutely! PST can be very helpful for clients with this unpleasant and sad prior experience. Every dog can learn PST and it’s never too late to regain control and enjoy your walks again.

Is everything in English? Or is there a German translation?

This course is only available in English.

Will this course be offered again at a later date?

Yes, for sure. But not before autumn of 2024 and not at the same price point.

I have already purchased 'Call off the Chase' and/or 'Oh Deer!'.

If you’re looking for an in-depth experience and wish to become a certified PST instructor, this course is the perfect fit for you.

Pparticipants in the Instructor Course receive complimentary access to my PST Master Course, “Call Off The Chase,” serving as an additional resource for fundamental PST information. If you’ve previously purchased this course, we extend an invitation to shaddow our live workshop, “Oh Deer!” resuming in 2024.

How and when can I access the content of the course?

You can access all content on our course platform as soon as the course starts. You will then receive a new module and a live-webinar every week.

Is there a guarantee that I will achieve specific results by completing the course?

There is no guarantee of success, as results depend on participants’ implementation and perseverance.

How can I reach out for assistance if I have further questions on the course?

For any questions or issues, contact us at