So i have a Shiba Inu, and i know its part of the breed to run off but how can i stop it? i've tried everything... and he doesn't come back either, i have found him miles away from my house. In fact i usually get a call from someone who found him.he has a back yard, but i live in the country and i would like to take him around and let him play in the fields, but he just runs as fast as he can away from me or whoever is with him. every other dog i've had follows me around and never runs away, but he will as soon as you turn your back. i dont know what to do...i've even tried shock collars but he doesnt care... any advice?
once he has his basic commands like prymom suggested, go get a horse lunge line, they are really long and work on long distance commands. Shiba's are known for being a bit bull headed. They are not a breed who really cares if they please you or not. He is doing what he wants, it is in his nature. You may not be able to let him run the feilds like you want.
A fence works wonders, also leash when outdoors. he is obviously not able to be trusted so he should not be out off leash. Putting up a fence for him to have free run in would be the first solution beyond training.
I have 2 Shibas who are 14 and 12, my parents have one who is 12 and we had another that passed away at 16, get a leash and a fence! Even the best trained Shiba I have ever met was NOT to be trusted off leash outside, LOL. My dads is about 60%, but only for him, no one else. As you said it is part of the breed and you might as well find ways to work around it. If you take him in a car you are bet to clip a leash on him before the door opens as well.
My best escape happened with my female, Ruffian, when she was a pup. One time I had her tied to my old dog, who never strayed, and the rope came untied from him and she ran. She had 15 feet of rope dragging and I could not get even that close, she ran down the railroad tracks for 2 miles or some thing, the first cross road she hung a left towards the pulp mill, by this time I had about given up on ever catching her. I could see her running towards the mill, but jsut could not run anymore, because she didnt slow a bit, in fact she ran faster on the road, so I stood there staring after her. Well a guy in a welding tuck happened by me, seen what I was staring at and stopped and asked if I needed help, I said "Yep, but if you can catch her you can keep her", as I was more than a little choked. He drove towards her, pulled over opened the truck door and into his arms she flew, as I stood there sputtering, he drove her to me, laughing.