Here are the 8 tips you need to know to keep your dog from running away.
Every owner’s worst nightmare is the thought of his dog running away from him; I would be devastated if my dog decided to take off on his own.
So, how can an owner keep his dog from fleeing off into obliviousness? Well, here are 8 tips that will help you keep your dog safe and sound.
1. Secure your yard.
An owner can lessen the chances of his dog running away for good by securing his yard and putting a fence around the perimeter, so the dog can’t just casually walk out of the yard.
When it comes down to choosing the fence, it is preferred to be a wooden fence to prevent the existence of gaps and if the dog is small a 4-feet fence will perfectly do the job, but if it is big, it should be a 6-feet fence.
2. Microchip your dog.
A microchip won’t prevent your dog from running away, but it will help in reuniting the both of you again; a microchip is planted between the dog’s shoulder blades; it is about the size of a rice grain, which means you can’t even see it.
If your dog runs away, he will be found eventually by some good people, who will take the dog to the vet, in the veterinary the chip will be scanned to find your address, which will help in reuniting you with your pup.
3. Use a leash.
There are nothing dogs love more than running off their leashes, and we would love to see them do so, but a dog without a leash in an open area and not in a dog park, or other fenced areas, he/she tends to get easily distracted by other things such as squirrels.
4. Teach your dog to come and stay when he is young.
With all the house training, you should teach your dog to come and stay, because a dog that can listen to your command won’t run away from you.
5. Put a collar with a tag on your pup.
A collar is a must- have accessory; not only because it allows you to leash your dog, but because it helps in putting your address and phone number on it as well, so it will be easy for people to bring your dog back to you as fast as possible.
6. keep your dog at home when you are out.
Even If you work in a pet-friendly office, still you should know that your dog will spend a lot of time without you in the house, and a bored dog will do anything to get out of there, so keeping your dog inside will prevent any escape or stealing attempt; it will protect your dog from the weather as well.
7. Be careful when you open your car door.
A carsick dog or an excited dog can’t wait to get out of the car, so if you don’t have a grip on the leash the dog will run away so be very cautious when you open a car door even your own.
8. Take good care of your dog.
Spaying and neutering your dog will help in lessening the chances of him wanting to get rid of your yard, so take good care of your dog.