My 1 year old English Springer Spaniel Chases people on bikes when off the lead
Can you please help?
My nutty 1 year old Springer Spaniel Alfie is fantastic off the lead and has excellent recall. He runs with me through the local hills and is such a lovely good boy. The problem I have is when he comes across a person on a pedal bike whilst he is off the lead. The area we go to is open countryside and he can be typically a few hundred yards up the track in front of me. If he sees someone on a bike in the distance or coming towards me then he will run up to them and bark stopping them in their tracks. He looses all sense of hearing me when I am shouting him down and to come back. He doesn't actually do anything to the person on the bike other than circling them and barking. He can do this when he comes across someone unexpected, i.e. round a corner if they are walking or running alone, although he never bothers someone with a another dog. Do you have any suggestions please to get him uses to bikes.
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