Well folks I really need advice ... My 3.5 year old jack Russell Is still running away in the field the dog walker has said she would take him and give him a new home with her as she walks all day and has the time to let Tim run I can't risk him running away when I have three kids who get picked up and dropped off at school ... My problem Is do I let him go or keep him on a lead at all times I'm lost please help
Can you fence in your back yard so it's escape proof?
My back yard is fenced in all the way round
You need to take him to obedience lessons.
If you can't for any reason then I would try to get him rehomed as it's not kind to not let a dog run around.
You could of course buy a long lead and start training him yourself but it will need a lot of patience.
See the puppy training sticky for advice on how to do it.
I would escape proof my yard. I watched a video on youtube of a very ingenious dog that kept getting out of the yard. He even scaled a 6 foot fence! It took some work, but they finally got it fixed and the dog is safe. Our yard is fenced, yet we had to shore it up where ours could get under it. We also put locks on the gates. We had to put a fence across the end of our pool deck so that she can't get in the pool. Last week, we bought some posts and my husband and son put about 20 feet of new fencing from the pool to our outer fence to keep her out of the garden shed and pool equipment. You said your problem is when you take your kids to school or pick them up. Is it possible to let him ride along with you? I just know we would do what ever it takes to keep Sophie safe.
Sophie DOB 04/13/2011 6 mo
Sophie 15 months, with Skye
I think I have been picked up wrong my problem is not at.home its when we are out walking he just has his own mind and won't come back like yesterday for instance he done a bolt for a hour and when he came back he had been scraped on the nose ...by the school thing I mean if I take him out and he does a runner I would have to leave him to collect kids and go back for him... He has done this since a puppy ... He can't get out my back garden its fenced all the way round and has never escaped
Can a dog of this age bee trained
When you are out walking him, why can't you keep him on a lead? I'm confused. If there is any risk that he won't come back or could get injured, I would keep him on lead. I wouldn't take that risk. Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems odd to re-home a dog simply because he can't be trusted off leash.
Debi and Bauer
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