Re: Chasing Cars Part 2
I had a problem with my dog chasing cars too. And he was from farm parents, and I live in the city. So I had to break him of it. Maybe what I can do can help, set your boundaries with her. Since you kennel her during the day, she probably has alot of energy from being kenneled. Not that this is bad thing, but you need to redirect that energy from chasing cars.
First practice on focus excercises, meaning that her eyes are on you. You can start by showing her a treat that is in your hand, pulling it behind your back. And giving her a "focus in me" command and pointing to your eyes. More often than not, she'll focus on your eyes and you reward her for it. And you can go from there. Holding to your side, longer times, etc.
Another thing, if she is chasing cars. I would personally put her on a leash until she breaks herself of the habit. It's an easier way for her to look to you for positive reinforcement, vs you kenneling her. There is always room for a TO, but this may not be the best situation for it. The focus excercise is very important, especially the age that she is. Even if you live on a farm, let her know that you are in charge. But in the same token, let her know that you are looking out for her best interest. Most cars driving along the road are not at the speed limit. So, set your boundaries, be assertive, give positive reinforcement, and reward.