roscoe11 Posted January 6, 2012 Report Share Posted January 6, 2012 Ok I need some help. This has all manifested itself in the last week or so. I have a 4 month old Border Collie, Dexter. He has a good obedience foundation and is attentive in the back yard, at the park and even around other dogs. But just recently, I have been loosing control of him. If he sees a squirrel (or a squirrel equivalent) even in the back yard he's gone. When i let him outback in the morning he will run from tree to tree barking. There is nothing I can do. He will not come to me and he couldn't care less about his favorite ball. I live in the city and this is irritating for me and both my neighbors. We where at the park today and there were two guys playing tennis. He ran the fence chasing the ball. I could not catch him and even me running away for quite a distance did not distract him from the ball. I finally had to get the guys to hold the ball so I could get a leash on him. I thought I would try to use this as a training session. We moved away from the courts and started doing obedience with his favorite treats, but as soon as the guys started playing again he was totally focust on the tennis ball. Even a quick snap of the leash did no good. I need a dog I can trust off leash. If I can't take him to the park and throw the frisbee and let him run around I don't know how to exercise him enough. The thought of using heavy correction on a 4 month old dog seems wrong but i am not sure what else to do. this is not a problem of him being bored or under exercised. Thanks for you help Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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