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1/3/18 1:44 P

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I don't know how much it would help or the breeding of your dog, but I had one that chased the horses at the barn. I found a herding trainer and trained her in herding. She learned all the herding commands and when she was told "that'll do" she knew to come back to me. After that she "herded" only when she was told she could -- in her case cattle and sheep or goats only.



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LEANNAW4LIFE's Photo LEANNAW4LIFE Posts: 100
1/3/18 8:32 A

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Giving this some more thought and it dawned on me (duh!) that my "fenced" area could be a lot more flexible than an actual fence if I went this route. I've started researching and think this is something I will try. Thank you again for the suggestion - you have gotten my mental wheels turning! :-)

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1/2/18 7:39 P

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Ah, I wish I could do something like that! Alas, while the dogs do have a fenced yard on one side of the house, the other side is something we can't really fence in (we live in a converted barn). Otherwise, I'd try something like that. Glad the fence worked for your bulldog, and thanks for the suggestion!





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1/2/18 6:37 P

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I have 85 pound old English bulldog. The electric fence has been a miracle. He will sit at the line and bark at people and dogs but after a few good shocks he has learnt best not to try to cross,

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1/2/18 3:53 P

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Hi everybody - I'm putting this topic out here in the hopes that someone has some ideas how to stop a dog from running deer. Mocha has exceptional recall - when he's on a leash. However, he's gotten loose twice and both times has run deer. He is obsessed with them. When he catches the scent of a deer, he mentally checks out. I cannot reach him and snap him out of it. I've read the training manuals, watched the videos, etc. but these ideas were all about giving your dog something more enticing to focus on - like a toy or a yummy treat. Unfortunately, there is NOTHING more enticing for Mocha than deer, who apparently are his favorite toys and yummy treats. Believe me, I've tried.

Mocha spent the first year of his life running wild and being allowed (neglected enough) to do this, so his reward center lights up like a Christmas tree when he smells deer. Inside the house, he's docile, mellow, and submissive. Outside, that dog is gone. Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas on how to train this out of a dog? My boyfriend suggested a e-collar but I'm not convinced even that will help the situation. As I said, Mocha mentally checks out when he's in the zone. All suggestions are appreciated!






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