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    tazzed4906 is offline Junior Member
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    We got our 20 month old Chocolate Lab neutered Oct 29th and he know wants to keep running off. We had to keep him calm for several days after his surgery so he would not hurt himself while recovering. Since he is off restriction he has run off 4 times, the latest incident was this morning. My husband and I can shoulder some of the blame because we have gotten away from some of his training. He did have enough trust built up to where we could walk him around parts of the yard without a leash and he would stay with us. We would throw his tennis ball and he would bring it back now he just bolts out of the yard. We know have little trust in him and don't want to play ball with him anymore because we believe he will run off. He has run off before but would stop and let me get him but now he just keeps running. Any suggestions as to what would cause him to run from me?

    Does anyone know of a good invisible fence we can get to keep him in our yard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tazzed4906 View Post
    ...Does anyone know of a good invisible fence we can get to keep him in our yard?
    I highly recommend NOT getting an invisible fence. They really don't stop a determined dog, don't protect the "confined" dog from other animals, thieves, etc, and, if a dog goes through to get out of the yard, it will also get shocked when trying to come back into the yard (in other words, it will get punished for coming home, which you don't want). My suggestions would be to #1 get back in the practice of training. #2- put a long line on your pup when you have him out in the yard. It doesn't have to be anything fancy- a simple hunk of clothesline works. I found 15 feet to be a good lenght- long enough to grab if your dog "thumbs his nose" at you and tries to take off, yet not so long that you get tangled up in it while you're playing.

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    Please take him to obedience classes if you can and socialise him.

    Never rely on an invisible fence unless it's a back up to a conventional fence !

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    Ive been in contact with someone who runs a dog training, dog sitting company and she will let me know when a class forms so we can enroll our dog.

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    Thanks for the advice. We are going to start back on his training and make up a schedule to put him on and let him gain our trust back and turn him into the dog we know he can be. I'm going to enroll him into obedience classes, have been in contact with someone who came highly recommended and she doesn't have anything open now but will let me know when she does.

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    Glad you are getting him trained. When a dog runs off it is never the dog's fault and always the fault of the people who are responsible for him.

    If you exercise him more and harder he will also be less likely to take off. Tired dog = good dog.
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

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