Q: One of my students recently asked me what to do when their dog chases them when riding a bike. The dog runs in front and around the bicycle. The student would like to stop this behavior, especially when the dog does this with the children. I struck a blank. Do you have a suggestion? This dog is just playing, but it could develop into something else if left alone.
A: This is a class of problem that has many solutions, ranging from training a good recall to proofing against distractions. Being able to call the dog away from the bikes is probably the best step. It will take some work with clicks and treats without the bikes around, though.
Here are resources that have step-by-step instructions for just this kind of task: