Pup runs away
Hi there. I have a four month old GSD pup, and whatever I do, I cannot keep the stinker with me! If he's off leash in our backyard, which isn't fenced in right now(applying new privacy fencing), he runs. And he normally isn't off leash, it's just that sometimes he gets away from us by being wiggly and stuff. However, when he is off leash, he doesn't even stick around. He'll bolt towards the front of the house, and go into the neighbors yard.
We'll have to play catch me if you can! game to snag him, and yes, I know I'm not suppose to chase him, but our neighbors can call Code Enforcement on us, so we HAVE to catch him as soon as possible. I know this is a failing on my part, I would just like some advice on how to fix it.
The part that I'm most worried about is that he won't even run in circles around me. As soon as he can, he's off and away. Is this normal? Am I not taking good care of him? Should I think of rehoming him, if he doesn't have a strong bond with me?
Thanks for your advice, guys. I appreciate it.