dog chasing cars, chasing cats, chasing other dogs, dog
livestock like sheep or horses is a dog which is out of control and is
a danger to other animals or people.
be left unsupervised to
run free outside since they could be
a danger to traffic, a danger to others and could maybe cause an
accident -which you as the dog owner would be liable.
Your yard should
be enclosed with secure fencing so as your German
Shepherd is securely kept inside your own property.
When you are out
by the roadside, your German Shepherd Dog should
always be under your control and on a leash - no
matter how well trained
he may be.
You never know when something out of the
ordinary may occur that could 'spook
and he might run into the road because he was
startled and cause an accident or get injured.
If your German
to chase other animals such as cats or other
dogs, then you must let him know that this behavior
him straight away
- call him to you, make him 'sit' and
then put his leash back on and then ignore him. Stop the walk and go
must realize that he has done wrong and this behavior will not be
Dog can be over-protective at times and can
regard vehicles in the street as a possible threat,or
he may be bored out of his mind and look upon this as a game!
In your dog's
eyes, like other problems in the home - he thinks that if he barks at
the potential threat, it more often than not goes away. (so
he has won and dominated the situation)
The fact that the vehicle was going past and not stopping
does not occur to him at all -
he's 'seen off' the
to keep a dog from chasing cars
What you need to
do is to convey to him that vehicles in the street are not a threat,
and he should not be suspicious of them. The easiest way to
do this is to take him out on a leash and walk to a car park, then let
him acclimatize to the coming and goings of the vehicles, walk him
around, get him to sit if he appears nervous or is too distracted by
the cars movements.
But above all -
you must keep very calm, control the situation and make sure you are
the dominant one and not him. He must understand that you are in
control and not worried about the vehicles going past. When
there are a lot of vehicles - he won't know which one to chase!
Then he will
relax, get used to the vehicles and will calm down and the problem
chasing cars will be resolved.
in the New Forest one of the more serious concerns is dogs chasing
livestock such as horses, sheep and cows. This can be a real problem,
especially in the breeding season and if your dog is considered a
serious threat to livestock, then it could result in tragic
circumstances, and even your dog could be shot! Dog
owners out walking with their dogs have been killed or seriously
injured by stampeding horses, or a cow defending its calves from an
'out of control' dog. You
must always have your dog under control, and this is why dog obedience
training is so essential.
is a common problem among dogs- why do dogs chase cats? Most of the
time it's the thrill of the chase that dogs enjoy and it is a natural
instinct to chase 'prey' that moves. The funny thing is that if a cat
doesn't run - your dog will get confused and will bark a few times and
will not know what to do next! If
you see this happening when a cat strays into your dog's 'territory'
the dog will usually chase the cat away and be proud of
chasing his own tail
is my dog chasing his tail? is
a dog chasing its tail normal? what's
the meaning of dog chasing tail?
is about understanding your German Shepherd Dog and your dog's
either over excited, or just plain bored so he thinks he has invented a
new game because he's got too much energy and he just doesn't want to
sit around all day with nothing to do. Do
your dog a favor, take him out more, give him more of your time and let
him know you love him!
No responsible dog
owner should put up with these bad behaviors from their dog. To
how to resolve these dog problems once and for all - check out Secrets To Dog Training
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to Dog Trainingpresents an unusually detailed
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experiences as a professional dog trainer. There is
also a straight-talking, easy to follow 30-minute
down-loadable video which provides real-life
examples of dog bad behavior along with solutions and
remedies to change them.
dog behavior problems need to be sorted out and resolved as
a matter of urgency, and not left to get worse.
number one reason that dogs mis-behave and don’t listen to their
owners is because they think they can get away with it and won't get
Training your dog straight away before he picks up bad habits which
will be difficult to break later. Dog
behavior problems will only get worse unless you take action and start
training your dog.
After all -
who wants a badly behaved dog that you cannot trust?
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