Fox Terrier Help!!
I have a 2 year old fox terrier ("terror") named Maxusha. He's Russian bred and we currently live in Moscow, Russia. Whenever I walk him outside (on the leash, of corse!) he runs and barks after any person who walks, runs or rides (on a bike) by. He's not agressive or anything. I mean, he's not going to attack anyone. He's never bit a stranger in his life! He's just curious and want's to meet any one he can. He LOVES strangers and only wants to play!! Well, a few days ago, he tried to 'indroduce' himself to a Militsioner (Policeman) who then informed me that we had to keep a muzzle on him beacuse he was a 'danger to society'. Ehem, Max weighs 7 kilos by the way. He's just a little fox terrier!! What's he going to do? Bite a persons little toe off? We walk him on a choker chain. We used to own two rotties and it's not like we havn't leash trained him. He's fine untill sumone walks,runs or rides by. I'll jerk the chain when he runs after someone, but it doesn't stop him barking untill the person is out of site or stop him making enough racket to wake the dead! I know FT are energetic and they were bred as hunting dogs so it's their instint to chase, but I'd really hate to have to muzzle him outside. Any advice?