How do you stop a puppy from chasing you? Distract and Reward
Distract your dog with a food reward, praising it for not chasing. As soon as it begins to agitate about running after (whining, growling), make an about-face and walk the other direction while praising and offering treats.
Why do puppies chase you? The Root of the Behavior
To him you are the leader so when he’s chasing after you, he’s just obeying his inborn instinct to follow the leader and run with the pack. The same as a team of Huskies when they’re hooked up to a sled, when the lead dog runs, they all go after him and there’s absolutely no stopping them.
How do I stop my dog chasing everything? Make food rewards an active part of training by using big treats that you can roll and throw along the ground to be chased as a distraction. This also makes the reward much more interesting for and can be used alongside toy play to keep things fresh. We can also use the appropriate toy outlets as a reward.
What to do if a dog starts chasing?
- Stop, drop, and roll. This easy-to-remember maxim comes from K.
- Back away.
- If there’s an attack, choose your strategy.
- Don’t give chase.
- Call 911.
- Get documentation.
- Get medical attention.