Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Because her prey drive is super charged, I would try a shock collar on her. It may seem cruel, but it could save her life/keep her from getting lost. My male shepherd, Sarge, was just like that when I let him out of the house around the age of one. We live in the country, and he got after a huge buck. Thank the good Lord he chased her to the back of our land (came back after awhile or I would have lost him). If he had chased her toward the road, he may have been hit by car and killed. I put the shock collar on him the next time I let him outside. I had it turned on the lowest possible setting, but it worked when he got after a squirrel in the woods. He came straight back when I called/screamed (like a crazy woman) his name and hit the button on the shock collar. Do I regret using it? No, I do not. The times we go outside or in the woods for a run or swim (in the pond) I can call his name (if he scents something), and he comes straight back to me. So, i attribute the shock collar to basically saving him from getting lost or killed. That may not be a solution to you cause all dogs are different, but it was one for me that actually worked. As all know who are on here, the good news is that German Shepherds are extremely smart and learn really quick!
Last edited by srfwheat; 09-12-2015 at 04:14 AM.