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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-31-2016, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Running after dogs

Have a 4 month old puppy . He is amazing at recall and every other thing off the leash when no other dogs around . but the minute he sees another dog we could be 300 metres away across the park he is gone before I can get to him .most of the other dog owners a really good and stop and wait for me to catch up. But a couple of times they just carry on walking and my dog follows. one incident he just carried on walking out of the park and onto the main road with my dog following him obviously my fault but he could have waited till I caught up. Any tricks i can do? . I no he is only young .
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Trick number one (from me) stop going to the "Dog Park." As I've seen "online" dogs that routinely get to run around playing with a pack of dogs get to be like :



It's what I've observed online, with "some" Dog Park dogs. In anycase "Dog Park" warning and other stuff can be found here:
https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/5296377-post8.html

If your dog is good with other dogs now, I let it go at that and keep a long line on the dog until his recall is solid! You can start to train "The Place Command" and call the dog to you upon release.

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Once trained ... you can start to use "Place" with distractions to proof your dog. "Outside the confines of a "Dog Park would be a good place to "proof" your dog.

In the meantime ... Down/Stay is also a very good emergency back up plan ... looks like this:

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Thanks for your reply . He is good with other dogs . I have two places where I mainly walk him one is the dog park which basically I use for socialisation with other dogs the other place is farm lands and fields where you dont coming to contact to other dogs. So u are saying miss the dog parks out ? .
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Trick number one (from me) stop going to the "Dog Park." As I've seen "online" dogs that routinely get to run around playing with a pack of dogs get to be like :



It's what I've observed online, with "some" Dog Park dogs. In anycase "Dog Park" warning and other stuff can be found here:
https://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/5296377-post8.html

If your dog is good with other dogs now, I let it go at that and keep a long line on the dog until his recall is solid! You can start to train "The Place Command" and call the dog to you upon release.

Fearful, Anxious or Flat Crazy "The Place CommanD - Boxer Forum : Boxer Breed Dog Forums

Once trained ... you can start to use "Place" with distractions to proof your dog. "Outside the confines of a "Dog Park would be a good place to "proof" your dog.

In the meantime ... Down/Stay is also a very good emergency back up plan ... looks like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaVvwbT7iYw

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Where did OP say he was taking his dog to a dog park?
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Sorry what do u class is a dog park .im From england . A park over here is a bit of green grass playground for kids and woods. . What just happends to have a few dogs in . Are u saying a dog park is just a place for dogs ? Sorry never heard of a dog park
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A dog park is a park for dogs to exercise and play off-leash in a controlled environment under the supervision of their owners.

They don't have dog parks in England? Interesting.
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At around 4-5 months the puppy with great recall will start testing you. Little puppies have a natural tendency to follow and humans tend to think they have the best trained puppy ever when actually it is their natural tendency when they are little. That will go away for awhile and you will need to up the training. Put your dog on a leash so he can learn what he needs to without learning that he can run faster than you and without getting into trouble. He is just starting to mature.

I had a co-worker tell me how great her puppy was, that he stuck with her and was so smart, yadayada. He turned 5 months old and ran and was hit my a car and killed. Not a great story. But I think this is not that uncommon.

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They might have one or two never heard of them tho . Sound like **** . All parks dogs can be off a lease . As long as owner is in conrtol .


Sounds about right he was really good now he has hit 4 months its like he testing me how far he can go .
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A dog park is a park for dogs to exercise and play off-leash in a controlled environment under the supervision of their owners.

They don't have dog parks in England? Interesting.
"Dog Park," "Park with dogs" ... really does not matter. The Dog sees other dogs and is gone. That's the bottom line and it needs to stop. ... for "me" I would not care why??

I find it much easier to train my dogs, without other dogs interfering in the process, regardless of where those dogs are found.

The "dog across the street" means nothing to them ... one less "distraction" for me to deal with.
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You can't depend on a 4 mo old puppy to have 100% recall. Best way to prevent him running away is to not give him the opportunity to do so - keep him on a leash or long line if there is a possiblity of him being tempted to take off and investigate or visit
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