Does anyone else have one? We have a gorgeous cheeky 5 year old Cairn terrier, she's lovely in every way...apart from she's obsessed with hunting and when she gets wind of something small and furry she disappears at a hundred miles an hour and is oblivious to all requests that she return!! She's got really bad this year since our local park has been flooded and there seem to be rats and mice under every bush and every overgrown area, we can't let her off the lead anymore Don't know what to do, can we train her out of this??
My 5 months Boston terrier is generally very good with recall but when he sees a fox which is rare, he shoots off faster than a speeding bullet. Luckily he is quite well built and not as fast. Gave me a scare the first time he saw a fox, well a couple, it was before dawn in the local park. He disappeared in to the darkness for a minute or two.
I used to have a greyhound who was a nightmare. Tis time of year it was hares. Every walk she'd disappear, little dot a few fields away disappearing into the distance. She'd be gone 20-30 mins and I'd just have to wait till she came back so knackered she could barely walk.
Never managed to train her out of it. I think with such dogs you've no chance.