Almost every dog has some degree of prey driveit's in his genessome more than others. You may experience it when your otherwise well mannered dog suddenly takes off chasing after a rabbit, squirrel, or a jogger. The old approach to solving this problem involved the use of corrective devices like choke chains and electronic fences. A better approach includes training and management techniques that reward your dog for choosing to focus on and stay near you, the owner.
Clarissa von Reinhardt lives and works with dogs and is the owner/founder of Animal Learn, a dog training business.