Good Pets Behavior Tips and Tricks Issue 10 of 12: Getting Your Pet to Come when you Call and Stopping them from Escaping.
Welcome back dear pet owner and lover to the tenth issue of 12 days to a better, happier and healthier pets life captioned getting your pet to come when you call and stopping them from escaping.
In the last issue, we discussed what you should know about taking your pet to obedience class. In this issue, we are going to talk about getting your pet to come when you call and how to stop your runaway pet from escaping and roaming.
As a pet owner it’s you know how important it is for your dog or cat to come when you call them. When they fail to heed your call, it can spell big trouble. For instance, they can wander off and get lost, or even worse run into traffic and get hit by a car.
Unfortunately, there are some pet owners who still allow their pet to roam free without a leash or proper training. Unless your faithful canine or feline companion is extremely well trained to heal this is never a good idea.
As the owner, you are responsible for their health and well being, so whenever you are out for a walk in an unfenced area you should always [have your pet on a leash]. In fact, many urban areas require that all dogs are leashed or the owner could face fines.
Another good reason for keeping your dog leashed when you are enjoying an outing together is because once they become aware that they can roam free and unencumbered, they could care less about obeying your commands.
Once they have this perception, they will be more than happy to delay heeding your calls, that is if they ever decide to come at all. If you’ve never experienced this type of behavior from your faithful friend, count yourself lucky. However, if you have, do your best to correct this bad behavior as quickly as possible.
To accomplish this you must first teach them to respond when you say “come here” and other commands. When you use the “come here” command, use a firm tone and follow up with a treat and praise. You want to make coming back to you is as pleasant as possible for your dog, so that they don’t connect the command with a bad experience.
When it comes to keeping your faithful canine companion contained in your yard there may be sometimes when your dog goes astray no matter how well restrained and trained they are. As a matter of fact, most dogs are very good at formulating an escape plan in any circumstances all by themselves and once they figure out how to do it they will repeat the action as often as possible.
Of course, you will want to make your yard a secure as possible before leaving your faithful canine companion alone in it for any length of time. Make sure that the fencing is sufficient enough that they will stay in the controlled environment. If you have a dog that has a habit of digging, you may have to reinforce around the bottom of your fence to keep them in.
As with other types of bad behaviour, one thing you can do is eliminate it is to keep your dog busy with toys, activities and be sure to wear them out before leaving them alone in the yard for long periods of time. This will help reduce their desire to escape.
Also, make sure that they have plenty of water and a comfortable place to rest while you are away. This will help keep them from being bored, so that they don’t think about trying to escape as much.
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