"Charlie did this and I was so afraid that she would get hit by a car as well. I did the same thing, and taught her "Car". Every time the car would go by, I say "Car" and have her sit, and treat. We practiced a lot at the large…"
"I just saw the Weiss Walkie advertised. NancieCasey has one for Graciedoodle and my daughter just bought one for her lab. Perhaps this type of leash would be an alternative choice for you so Sophie couldn't lunge away from you."
"In other groups, folks have mentioned using a Gentle Leader (either nose or halter) to prevent pulling. This also works very well to prevent lunging or running toward cars. I used mine with my ADL until recently. He is now 16mo old and no longer has…"
"Nugget had the same issue as a pup. I started bringing "high value treats" (cooked meat tidbits) with me in a baggie in my pocket. (She knew I had them....I'd give her one as we started the walk.) When I saw a car coming, I would tell…"
"My Buddy has a very strong chase drive also and I did have this problem when he was young. As we worked on heel on the busier streets we would stop every so often, I would make him sit and we would just watch the cars go by.......
If he started to…"
"I agree; use a standard 6 ft leash, not a retractable, and start working on her "heel" command. if she is walking in heel on your left, there's no way she can get close to a car...or run, for that matter. But even if she's just…"
"Gracious! Keep her on a leash that is non -retractable. Also, try using a "shake can" - it is an empty cola can partially filled with pennies or something else small and noisy, taped on the top so they don't fall out. Toss it toward…"
Hi Everyone,I was wondering if anyone had some ideas how to stop my dog from running at cars. Sophie is 6 months old and when we take her for walks she runs at every car that drives by! She was about 5 inches away from getting hit last night!Thanks!See More
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