|Statement||[Translated from the Russian by Fainna Glagoleva; drawings by the author|
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|Number of Pages||10|
Sometimes, even with the most careful planning and training, your dog will bump birds and chase. Usually this is secondary to having caught a bird such as a pen-raised quail or putting a young dog on running birds too early in its bird dog development. Keep in mind, the following’ quick fixes’ assume the dog . Don’t let your dog chase any birds. You might think it funny to watch a dog chasing pigeons, which he has little chance of catching and are not exactly endangered. However, your dog is unlikely to make a distinction between pigeons, critically endangered wild birds and free-range poultry. Nip all bird-chasing behavior in the bud. The male dog does chase them a little but he doesn't seem to get so fixated on them. This behaviour only seems to happen when we go to the beach or the local park where the birds seem to gather on the oval, when we take them to the local reserve they are so well behaved and responsive. An inexperienced dog will not only become unsteady if allowed to chase runners, he may also be tempted to shake or even bite a wounded bird to stop it struggling. Make it ‘blind retrieves only’ for at least the first two or three shoot let a young inexperienced dog pick up a bird he has seen fall only a few moments ago, even if.
Why Dogs Chase. Dogs evolved as endurance specialists. Wild canines, like wolves and coyotes, use speed to run down prey. Domesticated dogs are but one step away from their wild cousins and have retained this instinct to run. The urge to pursue moving objects is hard-wired into the canine brain. This is a natural hunting behavior that is. The problem with Luna is she will chase other dogs, if she’s not corrected by the dog or we don’t grab her in time she will continue to chase. If the other dog wants to play and enjoys the chasing game then it’s not a problem as eventually she’ll get fed up and come away having had a great time getting chased and chasing. The number one purpose that staring at you while doing number two serves for dogs is protection and security. By maintaining eye contact with you, your dog is probably trying to make sure you're on the lookout for predators while he's relieving himself. In the wild, predators can take advantage of this vulnerable position, and having a fellow pack member on the lookout is helpful. To learn more about how Scout was taught not to chase birds: