Predatory Behaviour

Understanding This Behaviour

Killing or chasing stock (e.g. sheep or cattle), chickens, cats, small dogs and other species or pets is a very common problem.

Predatory behaviour is a natural dog behaviour, but most dogs can be trained to stop doing this. Social facilitation (following other dogs) can contribute significantly to predatory behaviour.

Treating This Behaviour

We have a very high success rate (over 95%) with treating this problem. Treating predatory behaviour almost invariably requires coming into the animal behaviour clinic as a resident, because it does involve applying sophisticated training techniques.