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post #21 of 28 Old 06-05-2013, 10:53 AM
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Put the dog on a long leash, allow the horse to go free and let the dog chase it. Give a command not to do it and then when it doesn't stop haul it in and give it a darn good hiding.
That is way too slow in my opinion! The dog will not know what the punishment is for, timing is the most important thing when training dogs and horses! I agree with putting it on a long leash, BUT, do not even let it start to chase the horse, as soon as it goes in position to take off the correction from the trainers side has to be already given!
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post #22 of 28 Old 06-05-2013, 11:01 AM
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I think the problem here, began because the dog HAS been allowed to chase horses in the past without being stopped. Stands to reason that he thought it ok and then it escalated. So I'd want to ask, exactly how much real training has the dog had? I'd bet little. Dogs - all dogs, should be obedience trained. If they are around other animals, then they must be trained until they are rock-solid, on recall and down/stay.

Anything else risks the life of the dog, when he is one day kicked by an unhappy horse.

Anyone not willing to train, should not own dogs.

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Agree with Lizzie here! I went with my horse and dog to the beach yesterday and I do not have my dog on a leash and there comes that woman with her young dog and ask me if she can look at the horse while on the leash,
I said: Of course as long as your dog stays on the leash.

Then she asked me: How do you handle your dog off leash with a horse?

My answer: Well, my dog is trained to come when I say "come" and "heel" and "stay" and all the other things, AND I put more than a year of training (YES, with a shock collar) in it and in my horses (not with a shock collar hahahaha)...

She said: Oh, wow, that is ideal then. But who has the time to do that?

I said: It is not ideal, it is basics for taking your dog out, off leash, with or without horses... if your dog does not come when called it has no business to be off leash! And if you are not able to train your dog to listen to you and you are not willing to keep it on a leash at all times, then you should not own a dog as it is a risk for anybody around you!

So what I am saying is, the shock collar worked great for me, great training tool, and my dog needed to get shocked a few times in her life to have the best dog life a dog can have (going on trail and beach rides EVERY DAY) - I think my dog thinks it was well worth the shocks
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post #23 of 28 Old 06-05-2013, 11:23 AM
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Here here IHL!! I'd say ALL the best times in my dogs live have been thanks to a shock collar. All the exploring on the trail (if he is leashed I don't let him run the show), coming riding and to the barn with us, swimming, going over to fire island. If say its worth a few corrections with the proper hand behind the remote? YES! I wouldn't have changed it if I could.
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post #24 of 28 Old 06-05-2013, 11:39 AM
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I've always been brought up with the strict rule that dogs don't chase horses and horses don't kick dogs (very important when you (fox) hunt as a horse that kicks a hound is about as unpopular as it gets
Its funny this thread has come up as someone who cant seem to see the wrong in it has posted a Youtube video of her 4 dogs chasing her 2 horses around the field 'oh what fun they're having' I was stunned by that idea and the stupidity of it.
Dogs that chase horses are just as likely to chase other livestock and a horse that learns to run from one dog is likely to start spooking and bolting from any dogs it meets
Sometimes a good kick teaches the animal - unfortunately its likely to not survive that kick
I'd go for a shock collar or tie the dog up and give it a good whack every time it thinks about barking, running or nipping at any horse that goes past it
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I've always been brought up with the strict rule that dogs don't chase horses and horses don't kick dogs (very important when you (fox) hunt as a horse that kicks a hound is about as unpopular as it gets
Its funny this thread has come up as someone who cant seem to see the wrong in it has posted a Youtube video of her 4 dogs chasing her 2 horses around the field 'oh what fun they're having' I was stunned by that idea and the stupidity of it.
Dogs that chase horses are just as likely to chase other livestock and a horse that learns to run from one dog is likely to start spooking and bolting from any dogs it meets
Sometimes a good kick teaches the animal - unfortunately its likely to not survive that kick
I'd go for a shock collar or tie the dog up and give it a good whack every time it thinks about barking, running or nipping at any horse that goes past it
Best part of the collar is you don't have to be around to whack the dog. You can be grooming your horse, mowing the lawn, having coffee on the porch, etc. It NEVER becomes a game or a "catch me if you can" battle. Dog looks at horse cross eyes, hit a button from wherever you are. Simple, you don't have to be close.
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I alao agree with proper training - like horses, if you give a dog an inch, it will take a mile. Leadership is required.

Just be ready should your dog wander and go after someone else's stock. I don't raise $500 foals and if I see a strange dog (or a repeitive one) chasing or biting my horses, I'm getting the gun and sorry for your luck.

Which is a shame because most bad dog behaviour is people rooted.
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If you have time to have your dog with you at the barn, or have time to have him with you in the house or going out or standing in the yard while you pet your trees, you have time to train a dog. Teaching "come" or "down" or "heel" or "get" it just as easy ad teaching him to play fetch or house training. Training is simple and fun and should start the moment you et the dog. If you don't and just let the dog do its thing, and just have the dog as a friggin' accessory an NOT a part of your family then THIS is what you get. if you don't bother to train you dog and incorporate him into your life by letting him in on how things are to be done and what is expected, he is nothing more than an accessory. Nothing more than your iPhone. NOT a member of your pack and family. Sorry. I keep my family in the loop from the start. Everyone knows what is expected and what the rules are.
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