Post # 17
CorgiTales – The breeder on a farm we take Kodi to has an invisible fence line. He got shocked ONE time, and he was over it! lol. Now, when we go places camping, we put a shock collar on him, but use the beep to set a perimeter. Works like a charm. You have to pick him up and carry him across the boundary because he won’t go near it! When I come to pick him up he starts jumping in the middle of the field where the line is waiting for me to come to him..
On the down side, Science Fiction movies and medical dramas have lots of beeps. Sometimes he jumps up and runs thinking he’s about to get shocked, lol But he’s not the brightest poodle around 🙂
I’m glad you got him home safely! That must have been terrifying!
Post # 18
Oh, Corgi, you poor thing, I would have been frantic!! I get scared enough when our cat makes a break out of our condo and down the hall in our very secure highrise…I can’t imagine if he ran away from us outside. I have to say though…the squeaky toy…GENIUS. Love it!
Post # 19
Oh, I almost forgot! Speaking of our very secure highrise condo hallways….my fellow residents should take note of your leash rule! One evening we opened the door to admit the pizza guy, and another couple in the building was apparently walking down the hall with their dog–NO LEASH. Well, doggie saw our open door, and possibly smelled our kitten and he ran right INTO our condo. His owners were still like half way down the hall! Our kitten was so scared he clawed the sh** out of Fiance, and then urinated inappropriately and went and hid under the bed. For about he next 6 hours. This was a HUGE dog. And then the owners REFUSED to come into our condo and get him. I’m like, ok, I get that you’re respecting our space, and that’s nice, but your very large, very sweet dog is ALL OVER my stuff and scaring the bejeesus out of my kitten. Help a girl out! Anyway. Leashes please.
Post # 20
@mrsmdphd- no joke on the squeaky! it was super lucky too because I NEVER buy him squeakies because he usually chews the squeak out of them in under an hour. Fiance just happened to come home with this one though for stew for valentines day (cue the *awww* lol) and I even made fun of him like “oh please he will kill that thing in 2 seconds”. But! it is his absolute favorite toy and he hasn’t killed it yet…. if Fiance hadn’t got him that toy i have no clue how we ever would have found him! Especially bc we have lived here less than 2 months and there are a thousand houses and they all look the same. I don’t know how Stew would have found his way home! When we walk he thinks like 10 houses are ours before we get to ours haha.
Post # 21
Eeeek, Im glad he came back! I cant imagine my dog without a leash just yet.. I dont think the trust is there 100% as of yet!
Post # 22
Not to mention guys the huge liability that you could incur if your dog was off a leash outside and seriously bit someone.
This almost happened to me and I was seriously considering my potential lawsuit in my head as 2 huge pitbulls who were not leashed were running right at me (on a sidewalk no less; this is a public area we were talking about). I’m sure they were quite friendly, etc, but I also believe that dogs are animals, and like other animals, they do not always listen 100% of the time.
Post # 23
@rplatzer- that is a good point for people with bigger dogs! I have a corgi though. He’s 11 inches high and not what you’d call “vicious” 😉
Post # 24
Yeah. We have our lab/pit bull out without a leash most of the time-my fi’s yard isn’t fenced, but there are times that she’ll just run off, chasing another dog, a cat or squirrels.
Post # 25
Yes! Always keep your dog on a leash unless you’re in a fenced area. I go hiking/camping/climbing almost every weekend. There are leash laws on a lot of trails, but most dog owners ignore them (this drives me nuts). My dog great around other dogs when she’s at the park, but if she’s on leash, and a non-leashed dog walks up, she feels threatened and will attack. Leashes may seem silly for our fun loving silly dogs, but they really are for protection.