This is the last part of ‘How to Stop Your Dog Chasing Cars.’ The final exam and graduation.
Cut the long line in half and allow the dog to drag about 15 feet of line. Have a member of your family release the dog in the front yard, still dragging his line.
You should position yourself in the backseat of your assistant’s car. Have your driver make as many passes as is necessary to convince you that your dog has kicked the habit, is now reformed and views automobiles with absolute disgust.
The most hardheaded, stubborn dog, which views the short line, and your absence, as a reason to go charging, is in for quite a surprise. At his charge, have your driver stop the car. The shock of you emerging from the car will shock the dog even more than before. Now grab the line, jerk your disobedient dog toward you, making sure that its two front feet leave the ground and remain airborne, while you apply the loudest verbal assault you have even given him.
Really get angry with the dog, making it count!
Keep in mind that this could mean life or death for your dog in the future, so do not feel bad about laying your anger on it, in order to communicate your message.
Remember that there can be no such thing as compromise. Your dog will either associate this experience with displeasure, or not. It’s up to you to make sure that it is as displeasing as humanely possible. Send the dog scampering back into its yard as you get back into the car and drive away.
A Final Word For All Of The ‘Humanitarians’ Out There
For the humanitarians who will gasp and point the accusing finger at this perceived “inhumane” way of training a dog, let us remind you that we are literally training your dog to avoid a bloody, painful, flesh-tearing death. Remember that the dog will always be a victim, the car’s occupants will be shocked and the culprit will always be the dog’s owner.
A few days of jerking your dog by the line, yelling and using shock therapy to create the association of displeasure with a moving vehicle, is nothing compared to your family dog lying on the streets, while motorists drive-by without a care in the world, until finally somebody stops, only to be too late as your lovable canine passes away. Isn’t your dog worth it?
If you missed part 1: How To Stop Your Dog Chasing Cars Part 1
If you missed part 2: How To Stop Your Dog Chasing Cars Part 2