(Closed) Adopted a new dog, training advice?

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Is he an outside dog? I would keep him inside at all times until he learns his boundaries. Any time he goes outside, put a leash on him. And put his collar back on!! That’s the fastest way to have a lost or dead dog!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

So he gets out of the yard & the house & you DON’T want people to call you and tell you they found him?? I’m confused. If my dog got out I would FREAK & thank God when someone called & told me they had my dog

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Do you own or rent?   It might be worth getting one of those invisible fence things.  I’m terrified of our dog getting out.  She used to be a mostly outside dog, until someone took her out of the yard, took off her collar and started walking her up the street.  A neighbor yelled at the late teen/early 20 yr. old and snatched our dog back. We figured he would be taking our dog to use for dog fights.  I’d leave the collar on and just deal with the phone calls. 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MiraJo:  NEVER let your dog run around wild without a fenced in yard. That will stop the calling, stop your dog from running around crazy (which could get him KILLED) and that shoud solve that.

Further more, you say you are not home when he is wondering around – He is going to get hit, or stolen if this doesn’t stop. I couldn’t even imagine.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@soontobemrsm11:  +1

Depending how old the dog is, you might still be able to crate the dog and help with feeling safe and secure inside the home.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Okay, so you found this dog. A stray who’s used to wandering the streets. And you just leave him outside…. And expect him to stay there? Are you serious?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@MiraJo:  If I had any advice to give pertaining to how to keep your dog in your yard off a leash I’d happily share it but my dog runs like the freaking wind if she gets out lol When we took her to a training class they had us work on “look!” and “come” claiming that they will get your dog’s attention even when they are off a leash. It didn’t work for our dog but I’m sure it works for some. The only thing that helps us a bit is that she knows “stay” a little bit and when we leave the house we can tell her sit, stay and she won’t come to the door as we’re leaving so she can’t escape

 

I think you should crate the dog until you figure something out. It’s not safe for him at ALL, even if you know where he’s going. & you’re liability is huge, even if he’s not agressive, if someone pisses him off and he bites them, you’re SOL

 

 

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I would definitely microchip your dog if the shelter did not already. Since he is a wanderer he could easily be picked up by someone (animal control or concerned citizen) and taken somewhere else. It’s a quick way for him to get back to you. 

As far as training I think that once he bocomes more bonded to you he will wander less. Try not to leave him outside when you are gone. That way he will associate going out with you being home, and you being home to good things. My guess is that the more time you spend with him the less he will wander.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@MiraJo:  I just watched a Bones episode where the dog died by hanging himself when he was kept on a leash tied to the porch. Even though it was just tv, I’m sure it’s a very real possibility depending on the porch set up. Maybe just a stake in the yard or something. Just a suggestion (that episode made me EXTREMELY angry at the fictional character who basically murdered her dog)

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