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Easy Dog Training

Once more, don’t expect too much too quickly. If, after a week or two, Jock waits with obvious impatience and many protesting whines until you are at the wheel before scrambling in beside you, he deserves a medal. If he waits patiently and uncomplainingly, he will probably die young. He’s too angelic for this world.

The above seems to cover correct conduct in your car fairly well, but what about the pupautomobile proposition when Jock is not in your car? What if he is chasing someone else’s car in a desperate attempt to catch it, barking hysterically as he runs, entirely oblivious of the fact that he may finish as a hitandrun victim of any one of the scores of reckless drivers who like to burn up the road? Jock’s mad dashes usually occur when he has free run of your front yard and has sold himself the idea that chasing passing cars is not only perfectly legitimate but a wonderfully fascinating outdoor sport.

Since dogs, like people, are none too willing to give up a favorite game, curing a confirmed auto
chaser may prove a difficult job. So try to convince Jock the sport isn’t what he thought it was before it becomes a real hobby. By this time you should have no trouble keeping him in to heel, so we’ll coniine ourselves to the occasions when he’s out in the yard on his own recognizance, as the lawyers put it.

The safest, most humane and at the same time most effective preventive for all ordinary cases is a piece of broom handle, or, with very small dogs, a similar stick of less diameter cut to the required length. Notch the stick in the middle and at that point tie a strong cord, so that when you tie the other end of the cord to Jock’s collar the stick will hang as nearly horizontal as possible and be at the right point to hit his front legs when he runs.

 

 

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