Aug 03, 2018
You must have encountered a dog chasing your car when you speed up or rather chasing you when you jog. This behavior is ingrained in all dogs. They have a natural instinct to grab the thing that runs away from them. Though pet owners may find it quite normal, this kind a habit can actually hurt the person or the kid who finds himself in danger. Bike drivers can also meet with an accident if they get distracted by the dog. The chase can also risk the dog’s life as they may come under the vehicles or hit by the car in the act. To save them from an uninvited and unwanted risk, we must understand the reason behind this behavior.
Chasing is an inherent trait in dogs. They are hunters by nature and whenever they see any prospect or prey, they try to run them down. Even if the dog has been a pet for years, he would definitely have the urge to chase people, cars, bikes or anything running and whizzing in front of them.
Some breeds like hounds and terriers that are meant for heavy physical activities are bound to chase you down unless trained. This is because they have the agility and energy which needs to used completely in pursuing some actions.
Boredom is another reason of their chasing behavior. Dogs that don’t get any kind of amusement usually get bored intensely. Thus, they find some liveliness when they chase something or somebody.
A dog also chases in order to save his territory. Whosoever intrudes their area is bound to get chased. And mind you, their territory is not restricted to your house. It can even extend up to a street or more.
So if your dog is found in that mode you need to stop him right away. You may find it normal if a dog chases a cat or your neighbor’s pets. But if he troubles other humans, he can also be euthanized.
You need to spend quality time with your pet to teach him good manners and wane off the chasing habits. Try and take out some time for your pet daily even if you are very busy and play with him or rather exercise with him. This way he will stay amused and fit and you will also get some good gym session in the house.
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