What should I do if my dog has high prey drive? If your dog has bitten a child or killed a small animal, it is vital to keep her safely confined in your home or yard/garden area and leashed at all times when in public. If you walk your high chase or prey drive dog off leash, do so in a quiet area where there are no children or other dogs. Teach your dog a reliable recall. WHAT???!!! These are genuine answers you would find as a top result on Google if you searched how to stop your dogs prey drive. None of the above will stop your dog from exhibiting this behaviour (other than recall) , these are simply preventative measures that you cannot rely on. Keeping them confined in your house and on a lead at all times is not an appropriate lifestyle for a dog. They need to run and socialise. Walking your dog in a quiet area is great until the day you come across another person or anything at all in fact. Then you've lost your dog due to it chasing its 'prey'. The real answer to this question is to call out a good behaviourist and have this behaviour modified so that you can control your dog in this situation as opposed to just hoping you never come across it. Teach your dog to have a controlled drive so they can still chase and hunt but when you say stop, they know to stop. Having a dog on a lead permanently because you have been told so by a trainer is simply wrong and unfair on your dog, who deserves better and to be able to run and play. If you have recall issues then get in touch!