Spriner Spaniel running off after Other dogs

by Carla

My springer spaniel Jasper is 9 mth old & really good when walking until he sees another dog. We live in Yorkshire with loads of fields to run in, but when he sees another dog he just takes off towards it, to do nothing but play but some dogs are not so friendly.

I have a whistle etc & we do training but another dog he just goes deaf. Can you help please.

From Anna@love-springer-spaniels.com

Hi Carla
Thanks for the question.

Its great tht he loves to play which means he is very well socialised, so well done for achieving that.

It sounds as though you need to assert youself more as the Dominant Alpha so he wouldn't dare runn off.

You also need to make coming to you the most irresistable thing in the world. So every time he comes to you, even at home, reward him with a treat, even if he comes without a recall. The thought being that if he has to choose between another dog and you, his tummy will take over and come to you.

If that doesn't work (and do give it time) you could try the citronella colar.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.

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