My Springer Spaniel Steals

My springer spaniel will run away with whatever she knows she is not supposed to have and will not give it back! She will not listen and have to chase her down to get it back. How can I correct this? My daughter calls it Bailey's keep away game. Is this a normal puppy behavior or something else?


From Anna@lovespringer-spaniels.com

You are rearding her by chasing her, she wants to instigate a game of chase by stealing, if you ignore it and don't reward it, she will stop it as it won't get the reaction she wants.


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by: Anonymous

I agree - if you chase her then she's getting what she wants - a game. If you ignore her and then reward her when she gives the item back you can work towards her stopping this behaviour.

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