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Features May 2015 Issue

Intent to Chase

Even if you keep your dog on a leash by busy roads, itís a good idea to train her, as best as possible, not to chase after moving objects. You may lose control even when you donít think you can.

Intent to Chase

How to handle a dog for whom life is about chasing cars ó and all else.

Ms. Coombs, we feel your pain. Many of us at the Cummings School love dogs who love to chase. ďItís a common problem,Ē says Tufts animal behaviorist Stephanie Borns-Weil, DVM. ďAnd itís why, in the old days, when people let their dogs out by themselves, so many of them were killed. When I was a veterinary student, I once saw a dog who had been hit by a snow plow and was in the ICU for several weeks.

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