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Ducks, birds etc

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by bobbyw, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. bobbyw

    bobbyw PetForums Senior

    Jan 4, 2011
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    Afternoon everyone

    I have found a new 'quirk' with my rescue dog. I know he loves other dogs and trying to walk past other dogs with him is a pain so if anyone has any tips on how to start overcoming this it would be much appreciated.

    In addition I took him on a different walk today and the path took us past a park with a duck pond. It would appear that my chap thinks ducks are to be chased and it's a good job there was a park fence between me and the pond! Then we saw two pigeons on the footpath and apparently those need chasing too :eek: It's nice to see him interested in something but there are a lot of birds out and about and if he tries to chase them all I will have very sore arms! Is there any way to de-sensitise him to these given that it's a hard thing to imitate at home? I had his fav chicken breast on me from when we had worked on recall in the park but even this couldn't distract.
  2. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

    Nov 22, 2010
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    If you find out let me know! :eek: McKenzie loves chasing and watching birds - not great when my flatmate has a parrot! :rolleyes:
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