dog owners Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5635 posts19th Aug
So I have a question for owners whose dogs stay in the yard without running away. No fence or anything. How do you get them to do it? Is it In the training or just what? Lol my last two dogs years ago if I let them pit they would usually wander down the road if I didn't have them on a leash. My neighbors two dogs stay in their yard and don't run out in the road or anything. Our next dog I want to be like that. I don't want to have to get a fence or tie them up or anything.
Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts19th Aug
When my dad trained his dogs, he put up an invisible fence and then a shock collar thing on the dogs and they learned where they couldn't go. Once they were used to the areas they couldn't go, they just stopped trying.
DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3467 posts19th Aug
I have 5 dogs and some wander others don't leave. I think it's in the training and praise they get for staying close by. Some dogs don't wanna go far others wanna explore before coming back. Do I trust my dogs enough not to run off after an animal? Heck no so they have a dog pen outside that's quite large. Mostly it's for their safety against bigger animals, other dogs, traffic. Start w the dog when it's young has worked for me. Puppy age where if it takes off u can catch it quick. Focus on "come" "sit" "drop it/leave it" and "stay" commands until the dog catches on. I start w pieces of dog food and petting. Eventually I stop w the food and just use a pet on the head. Start off with putting dog in sit/stay for longer periods of time with increase of distance. Then I'd work up to being able to get a chore done while the dog lazied on the deck chewing a stick without wandering off.