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Conventional training protocols stifle the dog’s natural predatory behaviours through punishing or constantly forcing them to return. These restrictive protocols work against the dog’s nature and against what they want most: to go for a hunt!


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


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 our dog’s natural drive.

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


In this presentation Simone discusses:

  • What is predation?
  • Why do our dogs love to hunt?
  • Why is predatory behaviour so hard to interrupt?
  • How to structure walks to set our dogs up for success
  • Tools to help the dog to control their urge to chase in a healthy way.
  • Games to express predatory energy in a safe, controlled environment

Simone Mueller | Harness your Hunter through Predation Substitute Training

  • Simone Mueller, MA is a certified dog trainer and dog behaviour consultant (ATN.AG) from Germany.

    She specialises in force-free anti-predation training and is the author of the two books of the Predation Substitute Training series “Hunting Together” and “Rocket Recall”.

    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).

    Facebook and Instagram: #predationsubstitutetraining

  • 23rd January 2022

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