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Livestock Anti-Chase Training

Has your dog chased sheep or other livestock?

You might think the headline a bit dramatic but every year many owners suffer the shock of seeing their dogs shot by farmers as they chase after livestock.

In just 1 hour Vale Dog Training can show you how to cure a dog’s chasing habits for life.

Often, owners come to me after they’ve been horrified to see their beloved dog career uncontrollably in pursuit of livestock. For some dogs this is just an exciting game when they come across a flock of sheep, but a farmer doesn’t know whether the game will end in bloodshed or simply a field-full of distressed stock – and some will prefer to act first and ask questions later.

Seeing their pet shot is every owner’s worst nightmare, making a walk in the countryside a time of great anxiety – either because the dog is off the leash, or on it and straining to be free.

 

Conventional methods often can’t work when training a dog not to chase sheep or other animals. The crime is often committed a long way from the owner, meaning that when it is caught there is no association in the animal’s mind between the offence and the reprimand. Punishing the dog in this situation is not a positive action and results in distress for the pet and increasing desperation on the part of the owner. More than once, a heartbroken owner has told me: “If this doesn’t work, I’m afraid we’ll no longer be able to keep our beloved pet”.

At Vale Dog Training we have some livestock and a dedicated paddock for teaching, always with the owner present. It does work, but first you will need to call me to discuss your dog and the problems you are facing so that I recommend the best course of action. 

Has your dog chased sheep or other livestock?

It may have only been once, but with increasing access to the countryside comes the increased likelihood of your dog coming into the firing line.

The farmer is simply protecting his livestock and the shooting of your dog will be just as traumatic for him as it is for you.

This may sound dramatic but each year more and more dogs are shot as a result of worrying livestock.

Give me an hour and I can share techniques to help you avoid the likelihood of this with my ‘anti-livestock chasing’ module.