australian cattle dog behavior
Help! My dog became obsessed with our chickens. How can I stop this madness?
We recently built a house in our small ranch. For the first two months, my Australian cattle dog (Blue Heeler) almost ignored. Although it is there and try to keep every time I walked external - it is a working dog, after all - the rest of the time I left alone. Now - suddenly - became obsessed by them. Now, he spends most Clearly part of the day by the cooperative, twisting and turning to the cooperative, as a result of a chicken specific. It became a problem, since almost no answers nothing, without serious intervention from me. What can I do to stop - or at least minimize - this behavior?
Welcome to the dark side of the breeding dogs - it is a good example of what people mean when they say "Your dog needs a job to do, or find one of them. "Y - as always - the chosen function is certainly not that we want to encourage. If this were my dog, self-reinforcing the tracking of chickens should cease. If crating the dog in the absence of I have seen is that it would be. At the same time, would unconditional love with this dog Ruff program. Me http://www.dogwise.com/itemdetails.cfm?ID=DTA228 Imagine that your dog does not remember so clear - in fact, I bet if you have tried to call your dog anywhere near the chickens, which had completed its mission. "See! Thus, there is no freedom without left until your memory is good, no matter where it is. The dog needs a story building built in his memory. And this must be eliminated - far - chickens. When you start practicing this, it is very easy for her to succeed! Reward with food and / or read when it arrives. Try to work on games of impulse control. If you write me I put something together for you. Good luck!
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