Chasing strangers and nipping at their heels.

Hello! I have a delightful coton - Ruby - 16 months old with one problem that I am worried about. When we are out for a walk and I let her off her leash she takes off and chases anyone nearby and nips at their heels. She returns when I call for her but then takes off again immediately. It is only a matter of time before she does some real harm to someone's clothing or worse! Any advice please?

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Aug 26, 2013
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by: Vicky & Jonah

Jonah was about 1 1/2 yrs when he started barking at strangers on walk, chase a bike, car etc. Now he was always on leash anytime where he could not leave take off w/puppyhood. They need to learn no chase. This does not happen over night they r really puppies until 3. No chase is a comtinual learning experience & can always fail if the correct temptation happens. Until u r confident off ur dog keep on leash. Remember the chase instinct can go after a big dog, car which r quite dangerous.

Have a kid ride by ur dog on their bike to help u train. The same w/cars & other animals until u r confident off lead leave ur dog on a leash. If they do not learn improper behavior off lead on lead training is more successful. Good luck.

Aug 26, 2013
chasing and nipping NEW
by: sherry cotton candie

This could be a very dangerous thing not only for Ruby but for children or someone elderly. I think until you can calm her down and get her better trained I would not ever let her run loose. The only time I can trust Cotton is in an enclosed area-safe from traffic.
she loves everyone and does nothing like that but loves to run and run and fears nothing.

Do you have a safe enclosed area close or at a friends? Try turning her loose in there with friends or family and scold her whenever she starts behaving in that manner. Good Luck and let us know how things go for you..........I did see on tv where one trainer held dogs on a tight leash and had other dogs/people walk by and around him. After awhile the dog calmed and was able to be turned loose, with the dog staying by his side. (like I said this was on tv) so I have no idea how long it actually took but would be worth a try.

Aug 25, 2013
Ruby is so pretty NEW
by: Pam

It would be best to always have Ruby on her leash. You need to be in control of her. I keep my Coton ( Lacey) on her leash at all times. When we approach a neighbor or anyone I have her sit and stay while she is on her leash. I feel this is the best method. Good Luck !

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