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Car Chasing

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by animalmom, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Sep 13, 2018
    animalmom

    animalmom Herd Master

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    We have a German Shepherd puppy, male, 4 months old that had decided it is great fun to chase cars, pickup trucks, delivery trucks, milk tankers... well you get the idea.

    Who has some great ideas on how to stop this before I have a flattened dog?

    The DH is lobbying for chaining the pooch up when someone comes, I'm thinking tossing the dog in a crate but I found out yesterday that even if you hold on the the pup until the vehicle is out of sight he still takes off like a shot. So far has always returned...

    I would greatly, greatly, did I say greatly appreciate all ideas short of getting rid of the dog. He is adorable other than this chasing thing.

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Sep 14, 2018
    mystang89

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    Underground electric fencing an option?
     
  3. Sep 14, 2018
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Shock collar with a remote that you can zap him with. Our DD just got a weiner puppy about a year old that spent most of his life in an apartment bathroom. With grass, dirt, sunshine, at first he was bewildered, but then decided that the neighbors were ogres that were going to take him away and cram him back in a bathroom. He ran into their yards, nipping at them when they were outside. Now he sports a shock collar. Problem solved. It wasn't very expensive either.

    Our GP's HATE big trucks and rattling trailers. We even have a gate across the driveway, so they can't get out. They race to the front fence and chase away the evil truck monsters. They are behind the fence, so I don't care.
     
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  4. Sep 14, 2018
    promiseacres

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    We got a shock collar with a remote to stop our aussiex from chasing. she still will chase if not supervised and she knows the words come, sit, stay... so have to keep it charged and on. She ran into a friends van tire... luckily she was ok.
     
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  5. Sep 14, 2018
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    If you find an effective way, please tell me. Our 11.5 yr old Border Collie still chases anything which moves (but especially wheels). He even goes after the wheelbarrow wheels and tractor tyres.
     
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  6. Sep 14, 2018
    mystang89

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    Same thing for ours. It works when we are right there to watch but if we get busy doing something, or the children let the dog out unsupervised them off she goes after the Amish horse and buggies.
     
  7. Sep 15, 2018
    animalmom

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    Well we've ordered a shock collar and I have mixed feelings about it... but the conjured picture of a flat dog is worse. We don't live in sight of a busy road, heck we don't live in sight of any road and we usually know the day for the UPS or FedEx truck so we can put the collar on that day.

    There isn't much hope of teaching him to "leave the truck" so we are going to work real diligently on "come" and "stay." He is a darn smart dog and I'm betting on his catching on real fast that alerting to the arrival of a truck is good and not sitting with Mom is bad.

    Shall keep you all posted on the progress. I remain positive.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2018
    Sheepshape

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    To be honest, I think that some dogs have a 'wheel fetish' that is an indelible loop in their canine brains.

    Our Border Collie is 11.5 and has spinal arthritis believed to be caused by an injury most likely sustained 7 years ago and probably delivery driver related.

    It seems no amount of 'leave it' 'stay' etc. will influence this otherwise very intelligent dog when he sees a rotating wheel. Sometimes the wheel can be stationary and he still goes to bite it. ANY wheel is fair game....stroller, wheelbarrow, car, ATV, tractor, trailer.......it has to be bitten. Neighbour tells me of a dog which was killed by an ATV when he sank his teeth into the vehicle tyre going at a fair speed, teeth became stuck, and expensive livestock dog was thrown over onto a rock.

    If I lived near a busy road, I'd have been dogless years ago.

    The only saving grace seems to be that he has slowed down with age, arthritis and disinclination to leave his bed, so he often can't be bothered to chase any more.
     
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  9. Sep 16, 2018
    greybeard

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    perhaps a LGDGD is in order? A dog guardian dog.... to keep the lgd safe from infernal combustion engine driven contraptions..
     
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    Shock collar, and nail him the minute he looks at it and possibly even just the moment you see the car, if that’s what it takes at first-by the time he’s running it will probably be too late for him to feel it, because his adrenaline gets pumping that hard. As he gets better he will become adjusted to the shock and you won’t have to shock him at such a high level or so soon.
    I’ve known too many dogs that got flattened, including mine almost two years ago. In my view, any way of preventing it is more humane that letting him get killed.
     
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