How to confuse a dog

The Miniature Schnauzer is a smallest dog in the Schnauzer breed and originated in the mid-to-late 19th Century from Germany. The Miniature Schnauzer is a cross between the Standard Schnauzer and other smaller breeds such as the Poodle. A miniature Schnauzer is a spunky, but aloof dog who does things their own way. They tend to be good guard dogs without the tendency to bite.
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Dawnspell
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How to confuse a dog

Post by Dawnspell » 26 Nov 2019, 11:05

Jasper does get excited by birds on the ground whether its seagulls, pigeons, chickens. If hes on the beach he'll go chasing the seagulls. In town where theres quite often pigeons he'll bounce up and down on his back legs try to get to them wanting to chase them. I daren't left him near the neighbours chickens

On our walk this morning we came across a chicken behind a gate. The chicken saw us and came closer, wasn't bothered at all. I thought this is a good training opportunity to get some calm behaviour near a bird. I was getting treats prepared Jasper was trying to sniff through the fence but I could see he was building up in excitement. Then to my amazement this whole flock of chickens came out of the bushes and just ran straight towards us at the gate :-o Well this just totally confused Jasper, birds are supposed to run away from him, not towards him at great speed :)) He just stood there not knowing what to do. I'd love to know what he would have done if the gate wasn't there, the chickens really were friendly and Im sure would have come round our feet.
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Re: How to confuse a dog

Post by redalert » 26 Nov 2019, 12:46

Ahh, poor boy, he may think twice before trying to chase them now ;)

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