We’ve all either seen a loose dog or had our own dog escape our grasp. You want to recover the dog but often the dog becomes scared and will not respond to commands even from it’s owner. And you should never chase a loose dog—they’ll either think it’s a game and continue running just out of your grasp or they will become frightened and keep going. Sometimes even their favorite toy or food won’t be enough to entice them to you.
Looking directly at the dog can sometime intimidate them so you may need to watch them out of the corner of your eye. Standing and approaching a frightened dog is a dominate aggressive posture and can further threaten them. Sometimes lying on the ground on your back can arouse curiosity win the dog enough for them to approach you.
So what can you do to recover the dog? How can you get them to calm down enough to return to you. Well you might just be surprised about what one dog expert says works the best. Read more here in this article from Modern Dog Magazine.