This will be hard to break but can be done with persistence on your part. I think it has a lot to do with the herding instinct.. Nala is now eight months and we are finally making progress with this.. When she was younger and I saw a car coming. I would grab the scruff of both sides of her head with the collar. She than couldn't turn her head easily at all. Straddle your dog If you have to. Don't say anything. This is one of those times silence is better. Don't scold or praise, say nothing. She will start to pick up that this isn't much fun your pup gets older and has a pretty good grasp of sit/stay and leave it, that is what we do now. When I hear a car coming we sit / stay. Than leave it. Say it only once. She is like I Sid only doing pretty well at leaving it now, but I can still occasionally see that look in her eyes "let me at it, just one".
It also helped to walk her on the sidewalks of really busy streets where it became sensory overload. She virtually ignored them in this situation and that's when I praise and give her a treat.
Last edited by m1953; 11-25-2012 at 02:08 AM.