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|11-16-2010, 07:21 PM||#1|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Mar 2010
"Catching" your dog
I thought I remembered reading something about this on here, but I can't find the thread.
What is the best training technique you know of that helps you "catch" your yorkie if it ever gets off the leash and so the pup doesn't run away from you because he thinks your playing "tag"?
|11-17-2010, 08:50 AM||#2|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Don't know what it's like for dogs, but when we lost horses, the key is to stay calm. try and body block anything that's dangerous ie the road... if you can step on the leash that'll help for dogs. As for the horses, most times we bait them back with treats. One person blocks the road, the other grabs treats, if there is only one person, well with horses you're screwed. lol.
I've only ever lost Harley's leash briefly, and it's retractable so I just step on the handle.... I'm interested to hear what people do with these little ones, cause they do like to play chase a lot.
Kendra & Harley
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|11-17-2010, 08:53 AM||#3|
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Blog Entries: 1
Get their attention and run away from them (at least this works with Rizzo, all dogs are different but Rizzo likes when I chase him, but he especially likes when he gets to chase and catch me at which point I get to pick him up and give him hugs) I will mention we've only had to "practice" this as we only play chase when he is gated in and safe. He has a great recall as well, but you should always have a back-up plan.
|11-19-2010, 03:15 PM||#4|
Donating Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Westfield, Indiana, USA
Never run to them trying to catch them. They will think you are playing chase and run from you!
If that happens to ours (a couple of times it has)....I either kneel down and say "treat" (and then pony one up) or go in the opposite direction running saying "come on, can you catch daddy?" which generally gets them to run to me.
The main thing is NOT to freak out...they sense that and get skiddish.
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Last edited by YorkieZoo; 11-19-2010 at 03:16 PM.
|11-22-2010, 05:22 PM||#5|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Katy, Texas USA
I try to use the "wait" command and it works most of the time. If they get out by mistake, which is almost never, I get their attention and run the other way. This is also what the trainer advised.
Jeanie, mom to Buster and Maggie
|11-22-2010, 08:10 PM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
Blog Entries: 31
This actually happened to me the other day! I alternated between feeling really stupid for getting into the situation and really smug for having the presence of mind to get myself out of it.
I was walking dogs as a volunteer on Sunday. I was with this labrador puppy that is already 50 lbs of pure muscle. She has no impulse control yet, so she was constantly lunging in every direction with all her might.
My attention slipped for a second, and she pulled the leash right out of my hand. She was literally halfway down the block within a blink of an eye. I knew I had absolutely no chance of catching her.
So I called her name in a high pitched happy tone, and when she looked back, I dropped down to all fours. She raced back to see what was going on, just like in a training video.
So yes, run the other way, or get down on the ground. Both of these things should tempt your dog to come back to you.
If you love something, set it free. Unless it's an angry tiger.
Last edited by QuickSilver; 11-22-2010 at 08:13 PM.