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How to stop chasing

Post by Two89w on Sun Apr 03 2016, 12:01

Ok Rosie is going really well. Happy, healthy, simply beautiful however she likes to chase people on scooters and bikes.

This type of behaviour could be dangerous to all involved.

Will she grow out of it or is it something I need to fix? If so how do I fix it ?

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Re: How to stop chasing

Post by gillybrent on Sun Apr 03 2016, 14:03

she certainly won't grow out of it although she MIGHT do it less as she matures & calms down.

you'll need to train her out of it - distraction is probably the best way. and of course not letting her off lead in the street; or is it in the park she does it?

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Post by -Ian- on Sun Apr 03 2016, 18:11

I agree, you'll have to train her out of it. I would also use a distraction, something that is more interesting than the bike or scooter.

The key is really to find a way that makes her stop thinking about the scooters etc. Maybe a ball or favourite toy would do the trick Dave.


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Post by LizP on Sun Apr 03 2016, 18:34

Distraction might help but on the other hand it might only help when she's distracted, and not if you don't have anything with you. I'd go more down teaching her be completely aware of the bike/scooter, but to use it for reward other than chasing. I'd use the 'look at that' method, using a clicker, whereby you first of all teach basic clicker to her, then teach her to look at something easy when you ask for it, to then working at a bit of a distance from bikes/scooters, looking at them for her reward, to being able to 'look at that' when they are close up. What this effectively does is gives her something to do that is incompatible with chasing but that is also rewarding.

Although toys can be a great reward for some dogs in many situations, for this I'd want it to be quite precise so she learns quickly what it is she needs to do to get her reward and toys can't do that as well as clicker and treats.

It's more complicated, more time consuming, but I'd argue it'll give you a more solid result. If you want more information, just ask.


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Re: How to stop chasing

Post by Two89w on Sun Apr 03 2016, 22:38

I don't let her off the lead in the street just at the park.

Thanks for all the suggestions, I will start the next training chapter
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Re: How to stop chasing

Post by gillybrent on Mon Apr 04 2016, 07:02

good luck, let us know how you get on.

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