To control this behavior, you can limit the situations where the dog is tempted to do it. For example, keep sighthounds on a leash and don’t let terriers outside unsupervised. Giving a dog a safe outlet for their behavior may also help. If you absolutely need to work against their instincts, you may need professional help.
3. Get Professional Help with Professional Tools
There are many tools that professional trainers will use when other methods have failed. However, using these tools incorrectly can do more harm than good. If you want to try one of these tools, we suggest that you get an expert to show you how to use them first:
- Choke collars
- Shock collars
- Heeling sticks
4. Be Patient and Consistent
Stubborn dogs may need more training time and more consistency, but almost all can become the happy, well-trained pet that you want. As long as you’re patient and consistent, you should see improvements.