I have a 2 year old australian sheperd. when i first got her i used to just let her outside to go potty and there was never a problem. then one day i let her out and someone almost hit her. i was very scarred and greatful that she didnt get hit and i decided to start walking her on a leash. that went fine until one day i went to go outside and she bolted right out the door. she wouldnt let me near her when she was out and i finnaly got her back in with treats. this however is tuning into a major problem. she doesnt get out without her leash much but when she does im usually several hours outside catching her. ive tried everything i can think of except being violent with her. ive tried treats, toys, ignoring her, making her jelous with another animal, waiting till she had to potty and then catching her. ive tried sitting outside for a couple of hours and just waiting for her to get close enough for me to catch her. all these have worked in the past but now she knows better. she seems to see this as a game and never grows tired of it. its 1:30 am and shes out there now and i have to be at school tommorrow to buy my books for classes. i probobly will be up till 5 trying to catch her. if anyone has any idea of what else i can try that isnt violent please let me know. im at my wits end with her and starting to think about not having a dog. please help.
start practing come here inside the house with treats and lots of praise.Then move it outside you will need a 30 foot lung lead and preferable a prong collar. never ever correct the dog when it comes to you if you do you will have a dog that will never want to come to you again, because it will associate coming with a correction. inside on tghe leash piont straight down while saying come here in a sweeping motion. as soon as she comes lots pf praise rub down treat make it the greatest thing to come to you. If she dose not come 1 quick pull to you and as soon as she is at your toes praise treat rub down toy whatever motavates her. do this consistantly. move it outside with lots of distration. your dog is not trained until it listens under distraction. keeping the lead on do the same thing come here. at first she will try to botl but you step on the lead and she will stop really quick She will think you are God and can catch her. .you must teach her this it can save her life.This works great with any dog belive me dobes have grey hound in them and boy can they run. no more then 10 min at a time with the training ok that is her attention span. break it up keep it fun. when she does not come calmly say no no no correct and then instant praise as soon as she is at your toes. ok let me know how you make out. Marcia Jasinski JKKsdobermans@cs.com http://ourworld.cs.com/jkksdobermans/myhomepage/dog.html owned by Angus(Latvia) Kleo(Russia), Ginger and BellaDonna (Plus her 9 new pups)
well see there in lies the problem. treats and praise dont work. she has been obedience trained and she knows come here. i went to positive reinforcement training clsses with my first aussie and learned how to train dogs. i used the same methods with this dog (whose name is Luna by the way) i dont use any kind of negative reinforcement. i never raise my voice, strike, or insult her. never have never will. i never had this problem with the first. (by the way bill jack liver treats are awesome for training)she comes to me whenever i call her when we are in the house or she is on her lead. she wont come anywhere near me when she is outside and off her lead ill try what you said but its not a problem getting her in with the leash on its when its off. i walk her every day for at least 15-30 minutes twice a day plus lots of play time. is this not enough exercise for her? see what happens is i wont have a problem at all with her. she doesnt even try to get out then one day (about once every three months or so) she just bolts out the door as im taking the trash out or getting the mail. she shows no intrest at all with going outside for a couple of months and then one day she just slips by me. by the way ive been out for the past hour trying to catch her and im not the most fit person in the world. i came in to check my post and will be back after some more dog chasing and see if anyone else replies. at least she stays close to the house and doesnt venture into the city.
What ever you do do not chase her she will see thisa as a game ignor her completly go inside and if you see her coming open the door and say inside. But a prong coller will do wonders for this dog i know had the same problem with my red female.
I agree, you should just ignore her. She thinks getting outside is just a huge game of chase, and she's probably having a blast leading you around. Also, Aussies are very smart. You need to take her to obedience classes and get some basic training for her.
try to teach her the command "wait" at the door when you go out. she can never go out ahead of you, on leash or any other time. Go to the door, and when she comes up step between her and the door and say "wait." when she steps back, praise her. do this over and over. then do the same thing and you go out the door and come right back in. lots of praise when she steps back. keep doing that, then add a hand signal. I use my open hand going back and forth while i say "wait." also, i have a border collie mix who sometimes i can't get in out of the back yard. I have a fenced yard. I got out the laser light and shone that on the ground and she goes nuts over it, chases it all over. i shine it in the yard and then gradually towards the house and she follows it in the house. works with the flashlight, too. of course, this will only work in the dark. agree that dog needs to go to training.