I have a 15 month old Basenji cross that I rescued about 8 months ago. She loves going down to the park and playing with other dogs. She only mastered come when called in the last few months which was a big relief to us.
Here's the thing: Every once in awhile there'll be people who bring down their RC cars and planes to the park and she is absolutely TERRIFIED of them. The first time she saw one, she bolted across the park, then the road and sat outside our front gate while we ran after her. She is wayyy too quick for us to catch. That was when we found out..and it was 3 months ago. We didn't see any RC toys after that.
We were in the park yesterday and someone started up their RC cars, and I knew she wasn't too happy about that. So while she stood there frozen looking at me, I quickly put on her leash and she pretty much pulled me home. And this is a dog that doesn't really pull.
Today there were 2 RC planes which I didn't notice at all because they were real quiet, and she just bolted across the road AGAIN. Thankfully no cars. I stupidly thought after 5 minutes we should go back down so she can look at them and know that they're not a threat. We've done this with her with cars and it worked..
It was getting abit dark and those guys left. So once again I unleashed her to play with other dogs. I don't know if she couldn't see me but she first ran to where we sat down before and saw me close by, then started moving towards the direction of home again. I tried catching up to her, calling her name and pretty much almost sh*t my pants because I saw cars along the road. She would check on me every 5 seconds or so to make sure I was coming (I know I probably should've run the other way but the thought of her getting run down by a car kept flashing in my head!) and THANK GOD she stopped before the road...
Sorry for being so descriptive, I figured the more info the better. I don't understand why this is happening. Or how I could avoid this from happening again. Certainly do not wish for her to be run down by a car...