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Re: [RC] Advice on Dealing with "Strange" Dogs - Tiffany D'Virgilio

on 6/16/03 9:31 AM, SABRINA KOHOUTEK at sskloanstar@xxxxxxx wrote:

We get chased by barking dogs all the time.  The one thing that works for me
it to turn my horse around so she is facing the dog and move towards the
dog.  When they think they are being chased by a huge animal, they will
usually turn around and go the other way.  It also helps the horse relax if
she can see the barking dog head on.  Good luck.

I completely agree. There are dogs behind fences and some that are not up
here, and we are very used to dogs. If a loose dog or dogs chases us we
immediately turn and face and then start toward the dog. Never had a problem
yet. The all turn tail and run after two steps. Even the coyote packs. Just
like the traffic and construction, they are just another thing they have to
get totally desensitized to. You wouldn't make it a mile without a horse
that gets used to these things around here.


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Re: [RC] Advice on Dealing with "Strange" Dogs, SABRINA KOHOUTEK