Have you ever successfully trained your dog not to bolt?
I have put in an application to adopt a rescue dog. Yesterday I was told one thing that is making me question if I should get him.
He has been in the hospital ever since he was found on the street after being hit, and left, by a driver. He is coming along fine but the person I am dealing with from the rescue group told me that since they have started walking him they have found him to be a bolter. I was also told they believe that's how he wound up being on the street and getting hit by the car.
I would still like to adopt him IF I can train him not to bolt. My previous 2 dogs never bolted, and in fact always walked with me without a leash, so I have no idea if this can be stopped.
While I have read articles on the Internet about training a dog not to bolt I would like to find out if anyone here has successfully trained a dog to stop bolting to the point where he could be trusted to walk without his leash. If you have been able to do this please, please tell me what you did.