Chase! Managing Your Dog’s Predatory Instincts
by Clarissa von Reinhardt
Almost every dog has some degree of prey drive—it’s in their genes, some more than others. You may experience it when that otherwise well-mannered dog suddenly takes off chasing a rabbit, squirrel, or a jogger. The old approach to solving this problem involved the use of “corrective” devices like choke chains and electronic fences. A better approach includes training and management techniques that reward your dog for choosing to focus on and stay near you, the owner.
Clarissa von Reinhardt has been working on the issue of how to deal with unwanted predatory behavior for many years. In this fascinating and inspiring book, she takes the readers step-by-step through her training methods, inviting them to learn more about a dog’s complex spectrum of behavior, and ultimately to maintain as much control as possible over the urge to chase prey.