In springtime mother deer can be protective and territorial. If you approach with off leash dogs, your dogs may get a surprise charge or kick, and you may end up with a big vet bill. To avoid mishaps, stay clear of deer when they may be protecting their young and leave unattended fawns alone.

 

Deer attacks dog in graphic scene caught on video

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Deer attacks dog in graphic … while defending their two dogs from an irate deer. The dogs were … and you’re the one at risk of serious injury or …

If your dog is not trained well on the recall command ( come, leave it) or you do not have proper/secure containment, canines are well known for chasing deer for miles and becoming lost.

Train your dog consistently on the recall command.  Make sure to practice this training technique in different environments and with distractions.  Use a long soft cloth leash when doing your initial training so should your canine companion bolt you have a better chance of stepping on or having the leash get caught up on debris.    Remember to always use one word commands,  great treats and lots of positive praise for  immediate results.  Never stop training and having a great bond with your dog.