As any dog owner would know, safety is always a priority when it comes to our pets.
Dogs have these natural tendencies to focus their attention on moving objects.
Objects that catch their attention such as cars or even other dogs.
While most of us consider this a normal thing, sometimes it could be dangerous, especially when the dog is in an unprotected environment, like in the streets.
You may want to train your dog to behave to avoid any accidents.
Now training can be difficult for some breeds.
Usually smaller dogs are easier to train than big dogs and those who have been used for hunting are more difficult than those who have been used to living in homes.
Training is best when your dog is still a puppy, open to your every command.
You would want to ensure they take in your training so that they don't go run off and chase cars or even people and this would get you in trouble.
Until you have trained your dog very well, is it not advisable to take him off the leash yet.
This can create danger both for you and the dog.
Start your training in a quiet and relax place.
One where you can have your dogs attention and focus all to yourself.
Any distractions present should be removed.
Repeat a command until your dogs gets it and move on to another command, all the while the leash is in place.
Again, this is for safety reasons.
You will now want to stand with the dog at the end of a hallway or room.
Take a ball and hold it in front of the dog without allowing him to look at it.
After this, take the ball and roll it towards the opposite end of the room or hallway.
Use the word "off" to tell your dog not to chase the ball.
If your dog gets up and tries to chase the ball, gently pull back with the leash and say "off" again.
Repeat this step until the dog doesn't chase the ball when you roll it.
When this is performed correctly, reward your dog with a treat.
Repeat this technique in different rooms of the house.
As your dog continues to improve, take him off the leash, but keep him indoors.
Once you are confident that eh can behave well indoors as well as outdoors, then you can repeat the whole training outside.