I don’t know about you, but I love to ride my bicycle around the neighborhood and around the park. It is great to be out in the fresh air and a fun and simple way to get some great exercise. Sometimes, I get some exercise that I don’t actually want.
This “extra exercise” comes in the form of trying to outrun the neighborhood dogs as they chase me down the street or through the park. No matter what I do, I can never outrun them. It is amazing how fast they can run and the fact that they never seem to get tired. I love riding my bike but hate having to deal with all those frisky dogs.
The problem that I am facing is that I am sending the wrong signal to these dogs as I bike past them. After I send the wrong signal, my further actions heighten the situation to a point that is always annoying and disturbing. When I am trying to tell the dogs that “I don’t want to have them chase me”, I am actually telling them the opposite.
Robin and I have a great dog training article that not only explains what is going on, it gives you step-by-step instructions to eliminate the problem. If you want to start to have great bike rides again, I suggest you read our dog training and “people training” article titled “How Do I Stop Dogs Chasing Me on My Bicycle”.