How to Keep Your Dog From Chasing Cars and Squirrels
Many pet owners struggle with keeping their dogs from chasing after cars and squirrels. We put together our top tips on how to keep your dog from chasing after cars and squirrels and protected from getting lost or running out into the street.
Why is my dog chasing after cars and squirrels?
Before trying to change your pet’s behavior, it is important to understand why that behavior occurs. Dogs can jump fences for a variety of reasons. Many dogs are simply curious about what is going on outside. For these dogs, squirrels in your yard, neighbors walking by, or cars driving down the street can be enough to tempt them to jump your fence and investigate.
Other dogs may be driven by territorial instincts. Sometimes dogs are trying to protect their yard and that leads to chasing cars, squirrels, and even people as they pass by your yard.
Ways to prevent your dog from chasing cars and squirrels.
There are several different methods to keeping your dog from chasing cars and squirrels. Traditional boundary and obedience training is a way you can prevent your dog from chasing cars and squirrels. A "stop" command, however, is not always the most reliable way to keep your dog in your yard.
Another solution is Invisible Fence® Brand’s Boundary Plus® Technology. Our electric underground dog fence allows your dogs and cats to safely explore your yard right up to your property’s edge while respecting their boundaries. Our certified trainers teach your dog their boundaries without fear or confusion, so you can be confident your dog will not chase cars and squirrels off your property.
Keeping your dog from chasing after cars and squirrels doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Since 1973 Invisible Fence® Brand’s innovative solutions, industry-leading training and expertise have given more than 3 million pets newfound independence and security - while also instilling confidence in their owners.
Schedule your FREE in-home consultation today to learn how fencing solutions, Indoor and Outdoor Shields® Units and automatic pet doors can provide safe boundaries for many scenarios.