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Meg the Traffic Chasing Border Collie

Meg is a beautiful little Border Collie from Catterick, who has a lot of ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ. She is constantly on the go, wants to herd, wants to ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ, wants to chase birds, and wants to see other dogs, and has been known to nip at some people.

Meg was a fantastic dog to train. She was very focused during her session, and she picked up loose leash walking ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—น๐˜†.


We're mainly working on the traffic issue with Meg because she is completely ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜. She ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€, ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€, ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ, and is clearly quite stressed by this.


We have two steps for this. We want to ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป, which is where we pair the sight of traffic with ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด. We want to do this from a distance.


At the same time, we also want to teach Meg an alternative behaviour. We want to calm her down on the lead and have some ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด.


Eventually, what will happen is that Meg will be ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜, ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ'๐—น๐—น ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ rather than lunge at the car.

Meg and her owner are ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜€. They work really hard together, and their results will be fantastic.


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