ok so we just moved into our new home about 3 weeks ago and don't have a yard because it's in a trailer park so the pups go out on leashes, no big deal, well they were doing fantastic being off leash after only a week living there and listen perfectly. Saturday when we went out however my neighbors were outside with their 2 dogs and mine ran over because they know them and their pooches. My problem now is that the last 2 times I've gone to let them out without leashes they've taken off, always the same direction towards the neighbor. Now they've lost their off-leash privilages at the house but I would like to eventually be able to go off-leash with them again just because it's easier with 2 dogs to get them to go to the bathroom so tomorrow I'm going to take them out one at a time and walk the boundry of our yard and praise with treats and praise along the way and then drop the leash (they don't run off if on leash even if it's not being held) and correct them if they try to stray. Does anyone else have any ideas? Thanks!
I would get a 20 foot lead and practice the come command. Start with the leash 3 feet long, tell him to come and if he does, treat him. Then extend the leash to 6 feet and repeat. Continue this until you get to 20 feet. Do this while the neighbours dogs are out when you think you have a reliable recall. Also, any time your dogs look at you, treat them especially when there are distractions.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland