For the past few months now, Odie has taken interest in cars, motorcycles, other dogs, etc. while we are on our walks (he gets 2 walks per day). It has gotten to the point where we have to drive him somewhere, where we know there will be no cars driving by and no other distractions... because he barks LOUDLY and pulls HARD on his leash. I have a harness that I use, for my own peace of mind, to pull him out of harms way... I have tried just about everything I have read about... but there is absolutely NO distracting Odie when he focuses in on a car, motorcycle, etc. I've tried turning him around, offering him treats, teaching him "leave it". My husband says that maybe he's just going to be this way... does that mean I have to get used to this? I've checked into local trainers here on the coast, but they charge an arm and a leg (and not sure how good they'd be) and I can't start him up on a program with PetSmart in Portland, because once the winter weather really hits, I won't be able to drive there on the black ice!
Anyone have any thoughts on this?