|08-13-2013 11:02 AM|
Could it be he's just bored and making his own fun? I'd personally crack down hard on his freedom until he stops being a goober head, all dogs have their moments but there are some things you just can't tolerate for safety reasons. I allow Delgado to only play with one cat because that particular cat is smart and feisty enough to say enough when he's had enough but I still keep an eye on the play and stop when needed.
|08-13-2013 10:40 AM|
He was born in 2007 and now is showing prey drive? Sounds a bit weird to me. Sure he's not just playing? That's ok, though with smaller cats and a terrier you need to be there to step in to make sure it stays to a dull roars and no one accidentally gets hurt.
If you really see it a 'prey' drive the point of that is to KILL. So I'd be on that with zero tolerance. Frankly, you just need to be vigilant and use your 'leave it' command before it starts up.
If this is new and different you may just also change up your life for a bit. Join some fun dog classes. Get a kayak you can take your dog for rides in. Find places to go hiking. Get some dog friends more appropriately sized and go for dog play dates/walks. More rousing games of Chuckit in a huge field.
Alot of time being proactive and managing my dogs away from an issue works much better than corrections and punishments with a new issue. Get those dogs tired out and not caring about their new annoying bad habit.
|08-13-2013 09:59 AM|
Having a problem with Harley lately
Lately Harley has been showing alittle more prey drive, I guess you would say. He is constantly pesting the cats, chasing them, he puts their heads in his mouth. I always correct him and put him in a down position. He also seems to have an issue with our chi/fox terrier male who is 3. He is always after him, will chase him and he will wait for him at the door when they are outside so Nacho will hide till I make Harley go in. We just moved in May and I thought he adjusted well to that. This behavior is only in the last month. Any suggestions of what might be going on?