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Cleo Likes to Run Away

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Miss Cleo- Patty

Ready to Run
 
 
Barked: Sat Oct 20, '12 5:38pm PST 
She will slip out the door if we're not super careful and run behind neighbor's back yards and go in the woods -running like a crazy dog. She is 16 mos. Is there any hope of her ever being able to go off leash or will she always sprint whenever she can?
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Missy

Miss- Pig!
 
 
Barked: Sun Oct 21, '12 9:54am PST 
The only way to stop her from running through open doors is by teaching her not to. You need to train a really solid stay or wait command and practice this daily before going through doors etc. If she breaks her sit/wait, simply ask her to wait again and repeat the opening of the door/s ever so slightly. You repeat as many times as necessary but consistency is the key. While initially training i'd keep her on a long line attached to something or held by a family member or friend just to be sure she doesn't actually escape.

At the same time you could start teaching her the recall command too. Using a long line again in the early stages is recommended and you need to practice all the time. Always keep training really fun and have some tasty treats on offer as a reward so she has incentive to return to you every time.
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Miss Cleo- Patty

Ready to Run
 
 
Barked: Sun Oct 21, '12 2:20pm PST 
Makes sense. ONE of us is willing to work at it!!
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