Contributed by guest blogger Katie Wedgeworth of Katie’s Canine Connection
For many dog owners one of the biggest fears is losing their dog. A dog can slip out of the door, pull the leash out of your hand, jump or dig under a fence and many other things that can result in a dog running away.
If you have ever experienced a dog running away from you, you know how gut wrenching and heart stopping the feeling is. Will I get my dog back? Are they gone forever? Are they going to get hit by a car?
Whether a dog has run away in fear or fun, you just want your dog back and what you do in the first few seconds of a dog running away is crucial. Here are some do’s and don’ts when a dog runs away:
That said, the goal is to have a dog that won’t run away! To obtain that goal, you must train your dog and maintain that training. Dogs are not computers that you can program once and be done. Even the most highly trained dogs need regular maintenance training to keep their skills and knowledge sharp.
In an upcoming post, I’ll give you tips on how to teach your dog a reliable “come” command.
Katie’s Canine Connection offers private, in-home training in Marengo, OH and surrounding areas within 30 miles. We also offer online consultations via email! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit katiescanineconnection.com!