Re: Runners/Joggers drive Koch insane
My guy Timber, has or at least had a problem with chasing joggers and people on bikes. This winter he knocked down a jogger, but fortunately she had so many clothes on there was no physical harm.
So now I am working with a trainer. The first rule, take the time to allow your dog to behave commands 100 percent of the time. For example, when the dog excited, for whatever reason, car rides, play, etc. do not start the activity until the dog settles. If it takes awhile so be it.
Regarding ther joggers, a long line and a small sharp progged collar. When the dog runs after a jogger, let the animal hurt himself. It does not take long for most dogs to figure out they are better off just sitting and watching. Then you move on, to a shorter very light leash, and finally a test, while the dog is unleashed.
The latter occurs only at my trainer's.