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celestina89

Then train your dog not to chase. BTW, a "mother dog" does not SHOCK their pup. They train their pup. Same thing with horses. They don't run them into an electric fence to shock them. They push them - simple pressure - horses move away from pressure. They also speak by body language. My stallion lives in a field with 5' fences and no electric anything. He's never tried to escape. He comes to me when I call his name even when one of his mares is in heat. No, it's not horse whispering. It's speaking their language - one they understand.

A horse owner I know - lost her stallion when he attempted to jump over their 7' fence which was electrified in order to reach his mares that were in heat. The instinct is strong. That is what a stallion does - perpetuate the species. He got tangled up in the fence (it was an electric tape and flexible fencing) and laid there. His ankle was eventually cut so bad, he had to be put down. Yes, it happens.

Same thing with dogs. You speak their language and I'm not talking about bow-wow barks.

Just to let you know it can be done - click on the green link. This is one trainer's way of working with dogs who chase. Negative punishment is for people who don't understand their animals. Educate yourself and learn.

My Italian Greyhound mix loves to stalk and chase squirrels. I have a small chi-terrier mix who was born to explore. I also have two dachs/beagle/hound mixes who are born to hunt (badger dogs). All of them - I can stop from chasing, stalking, hunting as they run to their prey. And all of them are rescued dogs - IOW, I got them already bullied, badgered, starved, cut, and so on when they already were adults, except one. I live in a rural area with plenty of squirrels, rabbits, deer, coyotes, bobcats, snakes, moles, rats, cattle, horses, chickens and all sorts of critters that dogs love to chase. One of the neighborhood kids comes riding up on a bike - my dogs bark and run to greet him, but they don't chase him. They love to trot along side his bike after he gives them a greet and pat. When he leaves on his bike, my dogs trot about 50' then stop and watch him move on down the road.

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buster57

Celestina89: beautifully said. And may I add, it takes only one time for the person to learn but it's usually at the pet's expense (dead). Train, fence, repeat - with love!

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snowgirlhouse

like the catio idea

   

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