It is possible to stop a dog from chasing animals?

United States
November 28, 2007 8:53am CST
I have a fairly large black lab and every time I try to walk her if she spots a squirrel or chipmunk she has to chase it. I wouldn't mind, but she is extremely strong and I can't hold on to her once she starts to run. This is a big problem as I have to let the leash go and she can run into the road or get lost. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to stop this, or if it can even be done?
3 responses
@khrammz (70)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
yes you can stop your dog from chasing animals but first you have to teach the dog. .
@JL_Love (199)
• Netherlands Antilles
4 Jun 10
that true, you can teach them, they are fast learners
@tinybop (114)
• United States
29 Nov 07
I realy think it depends on the animal, I use to had a Blutick Coonhound/Lab that when she saw another animal she would go after it no matter what and wouldn't stop till we eather caught her or she caught what she was after or it got out of her reach (out of the yard), but now we have a Shih tzu/Schnauser that when he see's an animal in our yard he will start chasing it but if we say "Stop", he will instantly stop and either come back to us or ignore whatever he was after in the first place.
• Malaysia
28 Nov 07
it possible.but it is animal instint.normally u can teach your dog to hear your order when it want to chase something.u can call it name(this want to train it always), dun pull with it,coz this heard your dog and waisting your energy.Or u give it something else like small toy or give it some food to disperse your dog concentrate from the squirrel.my dog was ok coz i teach it when it was puppies.if your dogs was already adult it'll be a little bit hard difficulty.try your best...GOOD LUCK