I have a "mut" that likes to run away whenever he gets the chance or sees the door open. It is almost like it appears to be a game to him. I was just wondering what i can do to be able to not put him on a leash whenever i take him outdoors so that he will stay near me. Any suggestions?
my chow mix is the same way. he sees an oppurtunity and seizes it. he has been through umteen million obedience classes and is absolutely perfect in each of them. makes me look like a liar. we have learned not to chase after him and he comes back quicker. if we chase him he goes into game mode and it could take hours to catch him. i would always reccomend obedience classes. they have always worked with my other dogs. just not this headstrong little guy.
I answered how to fix this problem before about a month back here. you need a long lease and a prong collar. start training come here in the house then move it to the yard. yes it is a game! now rule one NEVER EVER CORRECT THE DOG WHEN IT COMES TO YOU! If you do the dog will always associate the correction whit comming to you. now with the leash on the dog pull the dog to you and piont to your feet COME HERE. when he reaches you praise him big time and throw pieces of hotdog or chicken in his mouth something he cannot resist. do this only 10 minutes at a time 2 or 3 a day. after a week when you know he knows the command move it outside. remember when he does not come pull on him say no come here as soon as he is to you give him praise and food/ toy whatever gets him going. use a long lounge. if you dont have a long luong tie a rope to the lease keep on expanding the differance when he tries to bolt its no step on the leash correct him and come. after a few times the dog will think you can reach him from anywhere. this work really good if done correctly. need any help e me JKKsDobermans@cs.com
i did obedience class with mine also. if she gets the chance though, she will run. as soon as her nose hits the ground, the hunt is on and she doesnt stop. think i will try the long lead training also, sounds like it will work. good info
Try obedience school. Well, it is pricey. But, that is definalty what you need. Australian Shepherds have runaway habits too, doesn't bother me. I do know how to fix the problem. Obedience class is the only way to go.
Never chase a dog they associate it as a game. Piper got out yestarday ,at first I was chasing her at the nieghbors house. She thought it was a game. I stopped walked back home,which is next door and she followed me home.
I use treats!! Before we go out I let them know I have them and I will give them one ,then when they head out the door and off the step I say come get a treat and they do. Everytime they get a little farther away I call to them and they know they will get the treat . So know when we are out when I call they come thinking they will get the treat sometimes they do and sometimes they get a great big pat! then a few min later a treat. When I say treat I am only talking about a very small treat . Now I can let them out and by themselves and when I call they come but most of the time I am out with them . I think every coat I own has dog treats in them somewhere but heh whatever works .
i have this problem also. krissy my american pit bull terrier/ doberman pincher mix does this.she has been though training so much but what ever i do she still likes to run.i've done everything possible and i mean everything!!i have to keep her on a run unless i am in the yard with her, but i've got to keep a good eye on her.she is an escape artist also so no matter what type of fence she is in, she gets out!!even the ones with inclines at the top!!we don't have a leash law here and my neighbors love this dog, so they don't care if she is in their yard( i live in a pit freindly area, thank god!!)i think some dogs just like to have that run at times.i gave up on her but i try not to let her run loose. to me no matter how much training you put into your dog, sometimes it don't work or atleast to a point!!i would say your best thing to do right now, since you don't want to spend the money on classes, just don't let your dog loose, keep it on a leash!!