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  • Dustin

    March 14, 2023 at 11:22 am

    If you follow Mike’s advice of using a habitation chart to predict these events it should be pretty easy to keep the drive balanced and take the edge off the dog’s desire to chase. My suggestion for when your’e out in public with the dog is to micro manage so it doesn’t have the option to tail chase while in line at the store. I’ve found that when your in a store with high drive dogs its usually best to keep that time very structured. If you’re not moving then it’s helpful to place the dog into a command. I like sit and down. I agree with Mike on the instances for after the dog poops as well. Make sure the drives are balanced ahead of time and then reward with something high value immediately after the dog is done pooping. This all assumes you’ve decided this rises to the level of a problem you want to work with as Mike also discussed.