29.2 -- BEHAVIOR: Digging in the Yard, Chasing --
Session Two Chasing: Before you begin: Chasing is an instinctual behavior stimulated by moving objects. Some dogs have a particularly strong desire to chase, that can put them in harms way and leave you helpless.The recommended system for solving this behavior is to use this training and behavior guide to teach your dog a reliable recall or “Come” command. Never allow your dog off the long line or out of a contained area until he has learned to come back when called, regardless of the distraction. Be consistent and stimulate your dog every time he chases something. Stopping the chase behavior using the Remote Collar:
1. It is recommended that you work through all the exercises in this guide to teach your dog the “Come” command to help stop the chasing behavior.
2. If you have not completed the “Come” exercise, make sure to keep a long line on your dog, so you can physically stop your dog before he reaches the object he is chasing.
3. Choose a stimulation level that is at least 1 level higher than your dog’s normal training level.
4. Set up a scenario where your dog is enticed to chase his favorite object. Common items are cars, motorcycles, bicycles and wild animals. (Do not use toys.)
5.When the object passes in front of your dog make sure you are holding your long line with a firm grip. Once the dog begins to chase the object press and hold the stimulation button until he stops.
6.When your dog stops chasing immediately release the stimulation, walk backwards and praise, encouraging him to come back to you.
7. Repeat until your dog stops chasing the object.
TRIPLE CROWN TIPS
Once your dog stops chasing one object he may still chase others. It is important that you repeat this exercise with many different objects, in as many locations as possible. Make sure you do not allow your dog to chase any object without being able to reinforce your come command with the Remote Collar. Hold the long line at all times. Press and hold the stimulation button until your dog stops chasing. Release stimulation button as soon as your dog stops chasing. Praise and reward.