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What to Do if a Dog Is Running After You?

FAQs Cindy Castillo August 4, 2022

Why would a dog run after you?

To him, you are the leader, so when he chases after you, he’s just following his innate instinct to follow the leader and run with the pack. Same as a team of huskies when they’re coupled to a sled, when the lead dog runs, they’re all after him and there’s absolutely no stopping him.

How do I get my dog to stop running after people?

What do you do when an aggressive dog runs at you?

Can you outrun a dog?

Elite human runners, however, can sustain speeds of up to 6.5 meters per second. Even run-of-the-mill joggers typically run between 3.2 and 4.2 meters per second, which means they can outrun dogs at distances of more than two kilometers.

How do you teach a dog no?

If you close your hand, say “No!”. Let him lick and sniff, but don’t give him the treat. When he finally gives up and backs away, praise him and give him the treat. Repeat the above step several times until your puppy figures out that he will only get the treat if he obeys the “no” command.

References:

  1. https://wagwalking.com/behavior/why-dogs-chase-humans
  2. https://www.cuteness.com/blog/content/stop-your-dog-from-running-barking-at-people
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqTVWF3Z9d4
  4. https://slate.com/culture/2012/06/long-distance-running-and-evolution-why-humans-can-outrun-horses-but-cant-jump-higher-than-cats.html
  5. https://wagwalking.com/training/understand-no

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