Re: Running away
BTW, when it comes to doors in the house, you need to teach your pup to respect that boundary. When taking him out, DO NOT let him go through first but above all, do not ever let him bolt out of the door! Impolite exits mean I take my dog right back inside, put him in a sit, and release him only when I am ready for him to be released CALMLY. I do not tolerate barging, bolting, shoving, anything of the sort. It's disrespectful and unsafe. Teach your pup to hold a sit while you open the door, step outside, then release him on your own accord, but also have him immediately sit once OUTSIDE the door while you close it. Safe and calm and controlled. For cars, I've taught my dog to wait for our release. There is no willy-nilly nonsense of bounding in and out. Again, disrespectful but also HIGHLY unsafe.
Finally, work on your recall! If you use "come," I would start with a whole new word like "here" and teach it from scratch. No dog should ever learn that the recall is optional, that it can be disobeyed. Start by teaching it on a long line (very long leash). Call your dog and have treats, toys, games, whatever is SUPER FUN waiting and ready. He'll soon learn that the recall is GREAT! If you're in the kitchen and your dog is elsewhere, call him to you with your recall command to give him a random treat. Don't use the recall to always call him off a fun game or playtime; call him to you, give him a goodie, then let him back to play! Otherwise, he could learn that coming to you equals end of playtime, a very bad thing. Remember, the moment you cannot enforce the recall command is the moment your dog learns a dangerous lesson- the recall can be ignored.
Renji - 6 y/o M GSD x chow rescue
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