Okay, my neighborhood is OVERUN with a skunk overpopulation crisis. I'd vote for importing that kind of owl that eats skunks.... anyhow, i've never once suspected my dog Buddy has great vision. He alerts for leaves, that i, a person who should have glasses on, can easily see is A LEAF....he does that kinda stuff all the time, pieces of paper, whatever, Buddy can not see well.... so anyway, skunks are fearless, do NOT run away if we accidentally come upon one on a walk. Buddy is often off-leash or on an extendaleash, so if he sees a skunk, he WILL lunge towards it....sometimes before i can intervene. ANY OTHER CREATURE RUNS AWAY............Buddy doesn't even usually get that close to OTHER creatures...they see him coming, and get away. ANY OTHER CREATURE WOULD NOT EVEN BE THAT CLOSE TO BUDDY.......other creatures tend to take a bit of care about predators, etc..... EXCEPT A SKUNK.... ANY IDEAS HOW TO TRAIN THIS OUT OF HIM?? This lunge towards skunks??? Should i work on squirrel types, with some cue word? Leave it? KEEP IN MIND, this happens in A SECOND....like a FLASH. And it happens in the dark, so i don't see it sitting there on the edge of the street either..... One moment, we are having a nice walk, next moment---flash lunge and Bam, it's done, dog ruined with skunk spray...Buddy does NOT seem to be able to learn "skunks---bad"...nope, he hasn't figured it out...maybe cuz he doesn't see well...? ANY IDEAS??????? by the way, scroll to comments for how to DESKUNK a dog, i'm pretty good at it by now...sigh.