Which approach is least effective in retrieving a dog who has managed to slip off it’s leash?

Question

Which approach is least effective in retrieving a dog who has managed to slip off it’s leash?

A. Stop, drop and lie down.
B. Run in the opposite direction.
C. Crouch down into a ball and offer the dog treats
D. Run after the dog while shouting it’s name

Answer 1

I believe the answer is: Running after the dog and shouting at it is not the best track of action.

When you run toward the dog while shouting, the dog might interpret is as you want to play with it, and its instinct is to run away from you. The more efficient method is to take out the dog’s favourite snack and run away form the dog while holding it to make the dog chase you instead.

Answer 2

D. Run after the dog while shouting it’s name

This approach is the least effective, because shouting the dog’s name tends to make the dog run away faster as they think they will be punished or running after them could let them think it’s a game.

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