On October 06 2006, 8:20 AM, jlewin wrote:lol sis. Brie my pit would run out to that deer, realize it is bigger than her, and then run like hell back to me. My greyhound on the other hand would run out sink it's teeth into it devour it and then rampage the country side, uncatchable at 45 mph, for years to come.
On October 06 2006, jlewin wrote: There are a few ways to try and work this out depending on what style of training you generally like to go with. How do you normally train your dogs?
On October 06 2006, SisMorphine wrote:I just wouldn't let them out when they saw the squirrel. If I let Wally outside everytime he saw a deer well . . . well I would have only let him out once and then he would have been gone for good!
On October 06 2006, jlewin wrote:it doesn't mean they aren't trained. it means they aren't trained to that level of distraction. They are probably trained to sit/stay very well when there isn't a fun little furry thing outside. try separating all but one of them. keep him on a leash put him in a sit stay and keep your foot on that leash so that he does not feel pressure when he is in his stay but as soon as he tries to jump, bounce, roll, whatever he feels it and gets held in place. You should not be delivering corrections in this method, just taking away his freedom a little bit and working up the trust.
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