|Barked: Thu Apr 25, '13 12:47am PST |
|Have you given her a job to do? As counterintuitive as it may sound, herding lessons can help a lot with her undesirable herding behavior. Using that instinct in a controlled setting will give her a positive outlet for her drive and teach her inhibition. Other sports like agility can have a similar effect. You're a lot better off embracing her herding tenancies and channeling them appropriately than trying to extinguish them.
She sounds like a pretty typical young herding breed. Exercise and mental stimulation are going to be your best weapons in this fight. Daily obedience training with a lot of work on focus, as much free running exercise as you can manage, and whatever sports you can try. Basically the same advice you were given before.
Make sure she isn't getting opportunities to practice chasing behaviors. Since she chases cars, runners, and bikes, make sure she's never off lead around them. You'll lose an opportunity to train an alternate behavior, it allows her to keep ingraining the bad behaviors, and it's dangerous for her and the people she's chasing. Be especially careful if she's actually nipping runners, as that could get you into a lot of trouble.
Edited by author Thu Apr 25, '13 1:35pm PST
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