There could also be something that he's running after or a place he's trying to get to, while at home. If you use a dog’s name to scold him when you’re angry, he’ll associate hearing his name with negativity. but i also love my money and i don't want to have to pay my neighbour $1500 for a dead cow. I have an American pit bull terrier not neutiered. That's your mistake. Thanks. Use your dog’s name when you’re giving him treats, cuddling and playing. I saw an ad posted up for free puppies and behold it was my neighbor across the street. ASPCA lists several reasons why it’s important to spay and neuter pets. You dog still has some of that inbred in him. Clicker training is very efficient. Many people do not know why dogs run away from home. Please help!!! I picked him from a litter when he was born and I'm not giving up on him. Build a fence. I've tried training him with treats and it works every time as long as I'm working with him, but if I stop to water a plant or fill the bird feeder, off he goes. he is completely black and so hard to see at night. Teach the dog not to bolt out of the door when it's open; that's simple training. Of course, we can’t quite ask your dog why he’s running away, but we can make some educated guesses based on his behavior and the behavioral patterns of his species. Please help me!!! Common sense says if you found the dog as a stray that appeared in good health and standing, you'd keep the dog confined as it ran off (after trying to locate the owner, as a dog that small probably didn't run from another county but more of a nearby neighborhood). It's been 6 days and many sightings of her, but she won't come to anyone. Some escape because they feel rejected or distant from their home and owner. the second and beginning of third year for her, I was leaving the state for 6 months, during these months I choose to leave her with my father and I felt it would be a better idea as she was used to there home as much as mine, as well as there company. However, he took her to a swimming hole trusting that the dog would swim and stay close, he let her off the leash. I have had her for 3 years plus. I have never hit her or abused her, and I have other animals. *rant, rave, rabble-rabble*" But he qualified his statement by saying, "...dogs are a pain in the butt to have for me.". For example, if your dog is scared of thunderstorms and loud noises, you probably want to find a safe place inside to put your dog on the 4th of July when you know that fireworks will be booming all around. Whitney (author) from Georgia on February 24, 2010: The dog needs a collar, even inside dogs should wear a collar at ALL times. How can I keep her home? When he is inside he is the perfect dog in the world and listens to every comand. What should I do? Many dogs in shelters are in there because they ran away from home and are never claimed. Of course this is a problem neighbor and although he has dogs that roam, he constantly will complain about mine coming into his yard. We keep him in a crate to sleep at night and when we leave the house, he loves his crate and we don't even have to lock it for him to stay in it. My dad loves him and spends his days walking and playing with him and treats him very well. Instead of getting a dog and eventually giving it a horrible life or giving it up to possibly being euthanized, he realized his limitations and acquired pets that he was able to care for appropriately with his skill set. To where I don't know. But he runs off and crosses high ways. But it doesn't stop her finging rings around me. she came back the first 3 times, but this last time she was about 7 miles from home. I don't want to put an electric fence in, or a fence, I don't want to get a kennel, and I don't want him on his chain, I just want him to hang around the house. The fugue is one of the biggest worries of a master. Why assume all roaming escape artists are male. They also repeatedly break into my chicken coop. The information here is not really that educating. Why Do Dogs Run Away. What do I do? Not spaying a dog that keeps getting out will more than likely end up in mix breed puppies anyway though. My female australian shepper runa away 3 times. I hate to chain Forest because he has 2 acres to run, but it's better than finding him in the road. The most effective is catching em unawares and slipping out when I've stupidly left the door open. We live in a very dog rich neighborhood full of pitbulls and cats. About 6 months ago he started running away to the same house each time... And now he bolts for this new place (about 0.5 miles away) as soon as we turn our backs. PLEASE HELP before i get to mad, my dog, LAMBo disappeared not long ago, about 2 months now. For the same reason your neighbors dog digs, you dog may be trying to run away to find something to do. It’s highly likely that you’ll find some of your dog’s behaviors to be frustrating, to say the least. I took her to an obedience school and she will do all my commands indoors, but once we get out it's "see ya in about an hour!". I had to give a Rott I adopted yrs ago to my dad because I moved out of state and could not bring him. She thinks sh'd be good as those competition dogs that run those courses but of course we can't do that. I take him for walks when I can find someone to go with me but they usually get tierd before we do. You can't expect the dog to be perfect inside with few distractions, and be just as good outside with the birds, bugs, dogs down the street, people, smells, wind, etc. my male husky is not neutered and ive tried everything to keep in his own yard he has plenty of food and water another dog to play with a big back yard a dog house.ive tried tying him with a long chain putting him in a cage locking him in his shed he broke the dore and got out he excaped his cage he jumps the fence and it's a high fence i should have named him hudini!!! Therefore, making sure your dog is active regularly is one of the most important ways to keep him from running away. I have tried tying her out recently and she manages to get off and go right down to that yard. The challenge with teaching your puppy to have a reliable recall is that many puppies view it as a game and will run away, hoping for a round of tag. We trained him indoors and transferred the training slowly outdoors. Why Does Your Dog Run? If your dog tries to run away, watch what tone of voice you use, but also watch your body language. OMGosh, what to do??? Also sounds very unlikely all that has happened and nothing has worked. :'-(. I've had my dog Molly for going on two years now. This is commonly referred to as active disobedience and is regarded as one of the major training emergencies. A dog's basic needs includes: food, shelter, and plenty of enrichment. I have a nine year old golden retriever/spring mix and he's neutered. chihuahua mix and a 100+ lb 2 y.o. My mother believes neutiring a dog is cruel to them but I can Roy protest to much since I'm only 16 and she is such a stubrun woman. Is it just a matter of being persistent? They have had a couple of obidience classes and looking forward to more. Whitney (author) from Georgia on October 19, 2009: Sounds like you need basic obedience training and more exercise. Then he mopes for a few days and runs off again. I also have a shock collar for him, but would prefer not to use it. You can't expect a dog to stay, especially if you know he has problems running off without a fence. You can call your local animal control and have them pick him up when he's loose. Don't praise when they are running away, growling, etc. I've heard that if your dog is digging under your fence you can detour this by raking your dogs droppings around the fence they will not dig through their own droppings. My parents tell me chasing her is not the answer because it makes her think that her running off is a game like tag. he also scares people and jumps and chases neighbors trying to walk their old half-dead smaller dogs, doing everything he is trained not to do. Before we got him neutered he never ran away and was very friendly to everyone, dogs and people, but now he runs away daily, wont come when called (actually runs farther away when called), he barks non stop at the neighbors and their dogs. Some of the top benefits include no unwanted litters and preventing cancer in both male and female dogs. He's never acted like this before and is as laid back as ever when he is in the house, not even asking to go out. The problem that I am having with her is when she is left alone. Any advise will be appreciated. i don't know how to get her to stay like my other dog without tieing her up. I do not understand this because she goes on walks regularly and gets played with until she is tired. I take him for car rides thru the country when I can. All of his obedience training goes out the window. She just started to do it a few months ago and it's not all the time. She is crazy usually in the evenings. I've tried so many methods to try to train him out of the bad habit of running off. This is especially true for males who were neutered before sexual contact with females. I love him to death, but can't handle him not listening anymore! How on earth do I stop him from getting out, under, over, and through my fence? The other one seems to care less. Fear is another big one. I haven't cried in years, I am pretty tough, but this dog is breaking me. I have been called many times to pick him up which I always do. Dog trainer Mikkel Becker shows you how to keep your dog from taking off and tells you what to do if it happens. Far fewer pets would be in the pound or otherwise live a less than fulfilling life. In fact I can clean up the sidewalk and have either of them sit on the sidewalk while I clean. She's been seen drinking water in peoples ponds, ect. How can he stop this? Whitney (author) from Georgia on October 15, 2009: If the dog doesn't listen in those situations, it means he's not fully trained. Dogs that are bred to hunt are more likely to run away, not necessarily because they are trying to get away, but … Whitney (author) from Georgia on October 06, 2009: The dog should be walked daily, not just twice a week. One of the ways to keep your dog from running away is … Is the dog neutered? Our neutered 3 year old tibetan terrier has started bolting when out for his night time trip to the loo. There are a number of reasons as to why your dog keeps running away, and as I said above, it's not that he doesn't like you. we actually found him that way he was a stray and all our kids were out there and called him in. My dog HAS training she knows the stay command but when we open that gate she makes a run for it. Just like people, dogs can 'catch' yawns. Now, although some dogs will be able to find their way back home, you don't want to leave your fence open to let your dog roam because your dog may not be one of those dogs. For example, when my grandmother's Dalmatian was younger, every chance he got he would run off and always end up in my yard. He has a high predatory drive and chases just about anything that moves, including the lawn mower!! They also recommend it for dogs who like to run away. Generally, dogs try to escape because of the novelty of being off the leash . Tip #1 - Keep him on a leash. Not only would my dog probably be put down, my other pets including my 3 horses and myself would be evicted and homeless. An excellent tool to use, to keep your dog from running away from home is dog training. I try to walk him to keep him active but he hates to walk - i still do it tho. Otherwise she is a good dog, she doesn't play rough and is good with children. The running away behavior is rewarded by so-called negative reinforcement – the frequency of running away during storms increases because it stops something bad from happening (apparently, at least). Both dogs have figured out how to squeeze under the chain link fence and get into my next door neighbours chicken coop, they do not harm the chickens, but steal eggs and any food scraps, my neighbour has repeatedly complained to me and I have spent hours fixing the fence where they break out only for them to break out somewhere else. She has torn through doors in the house and almost got the windows in just an hour. I am trying to figure out how to train a year old golden retriever how not to run off or chase cars when she goes out. we've spent so much money on her and dog proofing the yard. The last few days, when i put her outside to play or use th restroom, she digs holes under the fence and runs away. It should preferably happen in their first year of life. People gave him away because of his size. Is there anything I can do to stop him breaking out to try and get to his second den? I'd try to patch the area the dog keeps getting out at. Which I understand, but he makes up stories as to what my dog does in his yard, I know my dog and I know she would never do what he is saying she does. Then he started digging holes, only two holes and he will make a B-line straight to them if we bring him outside. But, anyway, you don't want to hear about my troublesome mutts, you want to find out why your dog is running off and how to stop it. I feel bad that he has to go on a cable and can't just roam freely in my back yard. He gets off the lead when out on his daytime walks and happily walks to heel or is off for a run with other dogs so gets plenty exercise. He has a terrier playmate and MMMEEEE!! He is a terror to even take on a walk. In the house he tends to curl up and snooze all the time. Other dogs may get carried away by their desire to explore and see new things. I wanted him as a watch dog. Calming down doesn't necessarily mean that she will not run away. Praise him/her if they do. However, most dogs mellow out somewhat and have a lower sex drive after the procedure. Apart from an electric dog collar what should i do? This is an easy “fix;” getting your dog spayed or neutered will not only stop your pet from wandering away, but also help keep the pet population under control. It's like stay, but the dog doesn't have to stay in the the exact position that you told him, he just needs to not progress any further past that spot. Thank you for your time and any suggestions you can offer would be so appreciated. I am at wits end. the situation could have been way worse with a dead cow. When we met someone with a golden retriever not to long ago they said that the normal age that a golden retriever starts to calm down and be more laid back is 3 is that true. Boredom will do wonders for the human brain, just as it will the canine brain, so if you know that you dog is naturally curious and active, you want to make sure that you provide plenty of stimulation, which typically means runs in the morning and at night. I tried doing the sit,stay and come commands inside and they worked well but outside for her is a whole other world. By continuing to use this site you consent to the use of cookies on your device as described … First of all, it is important to understand what motivates one's leaks to remedy it. : ) then feeling guilty I take her on a car ride as I feel as if I had tricked her otherwise.heh Probably a bad idea to reward a dog with rides.....Anyway I know she is happy, and I know husky's are a breed to have there urge to roam and be a "pack dog", but I'm wondering if there are any options I can take other than to confine her to a leash, I miss being able to let her out my back door to roam the yard...I also have a family member owning a large amount of property I would love to let her run free on the land but fear she will get lost, or hurt herself, or possibly run too far which could lead to a highway.....the situation does not anger me, its more upsetting to know i cant fulfill her need to run or let her be free a few times a day without restrictions....Any ideas? 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