Dog Life With No Spoons

Predatory Behavior and the Emotional Experience with Tracey McLennan

February 02, 2023 Rene Smith and Jade Johnson Season 2 Episode 17
Dog Life With No Spoons
Predatory Behavior and the Emotional Experience with Tracey McLennan
Show Notes

 Owning a dog with intense predatory behavior can be scary, and thinking of leaning into that predatory as a solution even scarier. Tracey recounts how her experiences with her own dogs and being aware of the dog's emotional experience has shaped her approach and research. Listen along to learn more about how Tracey thinks of the predatory motor sequence, and how leaning into the piece of the sequence your dog finds most reinforcing can affect your dog's behavior.

About Tracey
Tracey McLennan helps owners of high prey drive dogs stay safe around local wildlife
and livestock. Tracey runs Best Dog Learning and Stuff Ltd which offers online classes and support to dog owners and her training system helps improve their life, their dog’s life and protects other animals.

Tracey has over 15 years of experience in successfully working with prey drive in dogs ofa variety of breeds and can back her experience up with solid qualifications. She has a BSc (hons) in Canine Behaviour and Training and is studying for an MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training. In 2021 Tracey conducted a small research project with ethics approval from Bishop Burton college.

About Best Dog Learning and Stuff Ltd
Best Dog Learning and Stuff Ltd is a dog training company founded and run by Tracey
McLennan. It provides the owners of high prey drive dogs with a specialised training system of online classes that enables them to improve their life, their dog’s life while keeping the local wildlife and livestock safe.

Tracey has a blog dedicated to prey drive in dogs, and has written a book, Canine
aggression: Rehabilitating an aggressive dog with kindness and compassion which shares the story of how she rehabilitated her first dog, a bullmastiff named Calgacus.

Email: tracey@bestdoglearningandstuff.co.uk

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/highpreydrivedogs

 website: https://bestdoglearningandstuff.co.uk/