Our family includes a mini phantom and a small red standard. Been involved with poodles and poodle grooming for just over 6 years. Never a dull moment of silly antics, and just plain fun of working with them. Looking to chat poodles with others.
Question: Erasing car chasing habit with my red. Learned it when very young and before he joined our family. Bad, bad habit. Never quite erases, perhaps permanent. Positive training doesn't work well enough when he gets his mind set on the excitment of car chasing. Luckily it is usually from the sidewalk. Makes me sick! Finally succumbed to a shock collar with a tone allert to preserve his life within our yard. I'm not allowed to put up a fence. Anybody got any training techniques to share? I have always done all my own training, but I've never faced this one before! You know, I think being raised in a kennel environment his first six months he learned to run fast when let out in the fenced area - perhaps I can never fix it?? Thanks in advance.