golden retriever vs woodchucks
We've recently moved from the 'burbs to the country. Our golden retriever is loving all the room to run. However, she's chasing woodchucks. She tries to play with them, she's barking, wagging her tail and looking as happy as can be. The woodchucks, however, are in defense mode. This is the 2nd time this has happened and she won't come when we call her away and we're afraid to get too close to the scared woodchuck who's in "fight mode." The 1st time, our dog ended up with a bloody tongue--we think she bit it herself--not sure. This time the woodchuck escaped into a brush pile. We still couldn't get our dog to come home, but figured the woodchuck wasn't coming out of the pile anytime soon so my son and I left her in the woods. Hubby just got home from work and is going to get her now.
Any ideas on how to deal with/stop this behavior?