Can anyone help with my black lab. This last month he wants to roam. I've tried praise, scoulding, walking the boundries, treats. But he keeps sneaking away. He is neutered. I walk him everyday, he swims everyday so he is getting lots of exercise. I'm afraid I'll loose him. Any suggestions , Please help ???
keep him leashed, or fence your yard.
Ditto.keep him leashed, or fence your yard.
My dogs are well trained but I would never trust them loose in an unfenced yard. Why risk it?
well i had a holland sherpard for 13 years and we trained him to stay in his boundries. I thought i could do the same with harley. Is there anyone who has done this or do i need to fence him?
Without a fence, even the most well behaved trained dog might wander off. Get a fence, keep him leashed, or you can buy one of those large enclosed dog runs for your yard.
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I agree...leash or fence. So many things can trigger even the most well trained dog to roam. I would be too afraid to take the chance.
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You will need to fence your yard. Even if you train him to stay within the boundaries when you are home/supervising, it doesn't mean to say he will do the same when you leave or turn your back for a minute. There are FAR too many risks in letting a dog roam loose in an unfenced yard. All it takes is one cat or a leaf blowing in the wind for a dog to forget its training and run out of the boundaries...Is there anyone who has done this or do i need to fence him?
I would let neither my pet dogs nor my pet/fully trained gundogs out into an unfenced yard, ever. I would never forgive myself if something happened to them. They get plenty of off leash free running on our daily walks and in our fully fenced yard.
If the expense of a fence is to much, another option is underground fencing or remote collars. I have 20 acres of wetland for a back yard so fencing was out of the question, but a remote collar, a few flags put in the ground and a few hours of training, my 2 quickly learned where they could go. I could put a dozen rabbits just over the boundry and they would not come within 5 feet of that line.
Only downside is that any critter could come into your yard.
thanks everyone for the info
I really liked hunters idea about the underground fence. I have a large property as well and I think this is the way to go.
I hate the idea of tying a dog. Sorry everyone it just is one of my pet peeves. But i am going to look into the underground fence.
We hate the idea of tying a dog too. There is a big difference between a tie-out and a safely enclosed area.
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