How To Keep Your Dog From Running Away

One of the main problems the dog owner faces is stopping the dog from running away. Every year, a lot of people lost their dogs because their dogs run away. It is a serious matter. They get hit by the car, or some other dangerous animals attack them or they take a shelter where their owner never find them.

There are a lot of reasons behind it could be because of bareness, or it could be because of being chased or it can be because of lack of training or other reason. Are you afraid that your dog will run away? Or have you experienced something like that?

If yes then you are in the right place to know how to keep your dog from running away. Here are some tips that you should follow to stop your dog from running away.

The first, simple and best thing you can to do protect your dog from running away is to create a physical barrier around your home. Whenever your dog tries to run away, he will find out the barrier and cannot run away. After a couple of tries, he will stop running away.

You can create a physical barrier in many ways. You can create a fence around your house. But you need to remember that the fence should be strong enough so that your dog cannot break the fence. At the same time, you need to make sure that the fence is high enough so that your dog cannot cross by jumping over the fence.

In that case, the best option can be an electric fence. Since it will be put under the ground, your dog cannot tear it and run away. And most importantly, when your dog tries to run away, he will get a shock and as a result, he will come back.

Remove biological imperative

Another reason your dog can run away can be the biological attraction. When there will be a female dog nearby that is in heat, it will be impossible for you to stop your dog from running away. In addition to that, if your dog is female and when she is in heat, it will be impossible for you to keep your dog from running away to the male dog.

In that case, the best thing you should do is to bring the male or female dog to your male or female dog so that they can fulfill their physical need.


One of the best things you can do to prevent the dog from running away is exercise. Your dog can run away because of bareness. In that case, you should play games with your dogs for exercise. Just going for a walk and sitting on a bench at a park is not enough for exercise. Rather play with him so that he burn some calories and at the same time enjoy the game for fun.

Provide adequate training

This is surely the best way. If you can train your dog not to run away, he will not run away for sure if there is no major problem. And the training should be in a positive way. You should not punish your dog if your dog comes back to your house after a while. Rather, you should give him a reward so that he can understand home is the place for reward.

Fulfill the right needs

It is a tricky part. You need to understand why your dog runs away. Once you understand the reason, you will understand his demand. If he runs away for playing with other dogs then you should spend some time with him and play with him. If he runs away to meet the female dog, you should bring a female dog as well.0

Call the vet

If none of these work, then there is something wrong with your dog. In that case, you should call the vet immediately, the vet will understand the problem. Sometimes, your dog runs away because of anxiety or other physical problem. Only a vet can understand the problem and only he can provide you a good solution. So consult the vet as soon as possible.

Final thoughts

I know the feeling of losing a dog. Your dog is not just an animal, he is a part of your family as well. That is why it is your duty to keep them safe all the time. And when your dog runs away, he can face some serious danger. So follow these tips and I hope if you follow these tips, your dog will not run away.

You should understand your dog and know that why he runs away. If you can do that, you can easily solve the problem and your dog will not run away again for sure.

Jose Crowell

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