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In order to keep your dog from running, you need to make it worth his while to stay with you. For many, they begin training their puppy on leash and this becomes a ‘crutch’ and sometimes a physical prompt for the dog to perform behaviours.  A good puppy class starts off leash, so reliability off leash is taught from the outset. With an older dog, he advises to start off leash control in a small room of the house (like the bathroom), and gradually increase the area and the level of distraction. The fundamental piece of all dog training is to teach a dog to want to be close to you.  This can only be taught off leash. Open field following: The rules to this game is “whatever your dog does, do the opposite” and “keep moving away from your dog, fast”. This entry was posted in Dog Training and tagged distance, distance behaviours, distant, dog, dog training, dogs, dunbar, follow, following, ian dunbar, off leash, offleash, recall.
I’m actually one of those people who have a hard time trusting my dog to walk off leash. I love walking my dogs but I’m just sad that Coal for instance has never been free for long. I find that most people have issues because they want to quickly enjoy the pet, hello the reason I got a dog, right.
Basic training is required as a foundation for training a dog to follow commands and does not happen in a few months, more like one and half years. I find it quite funny that owners struggle so much with off leash training.I havent seen my leash in about 3 months and havent missed it yet. I want to teach my Yorkshire Terrier to do off-leash work, but he bolts every chance he gets and will take off running without coming back.
Dogs in general are wired to explore their environment and seek out new things, including social interactions, food and mates. Dogs not only need the basic essentials, such as food, water and shelter, but they need enrichment, including social interaction.


In our culture, dogs are mostly tied because they couldn’t be left to escape the yard.
Maybe I am just confused, but it sounds like he is saying a dog shouldn’t be walked on a leash until the handler has perfected off-leash reliability. With that said I am obviously on this website because I am looking for an answer or an ideal therefore; I do not have the answer. If you are not willing or lack that amount of time to invest in training a dog right now might not be the best time for you to get a dog.
The problem is that they introduce the dog to new environments without the proper controls i.e. Your dog should want your companionship, sort of like a dating relationship; the other person should want your companionship, therefore the animal will want your company. It’s just not practical, unless you have off leash puppy classes, and assuming you get your dog as a puppy. Greeting your dog and positive interactions outside of training are build tools for off lead training. Huskies are one such breed that is bred to run, and run they will when given a chance, unless they have been taught otherwise. Dogs running out of fear need immediate help from a veterinary behaviorist or a certified trainer. The techniques and tools that are effective depend upon your personality and the personality of the dog, not the breed. In the absence of leadership the dog becomes the leader and the behavior issues are no less than power struggles. I feel sorry for the dogs who have never been off the leash its sad that they arent alowed an ounce of freedom. Independent breeds, such as the Shiba Inu, may be more confident in escaping and venturing out on their own than a dog bred for companionship, such as a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, which are more likely to stay close to its owner.


I use the dog park as a distraction training environment however; I keep my dog on a long lead 30’ lead the entire time that we are at the park.
However, regardless of breed, each dog is an individual and can act outside of the breed standard based on their personality, training and comfort in a given situation. They know never to step off the curb without permission, they know to stay in the grass and off the street.
Off lead training is designed for in the house use and training and is expanded to hunting or open rural property areas not urban areas. Off lead training when reinforced in the house and supported in public with a lead produces measurable positive results. Walking away from a dog that is not following commands (not engaged in destructive behavior) is a good non- verbal technique (if basic commands are solid) to use in conjunction with praise. To prepare your dog for off lead training begin with coming into rooms that your dog already occupy and when you arrive home and always give your dog a great greeting beginning with the dogs name. Soon enough you will see that the dog will start to enjoy coming to you, being around you, and seeing you walk towards the dog.
Its laughable when this article talks about training your dog to stay out of certain rooms, my dogs never ever go into my bedroom or the beedroom of any house without permission.
They may not know all of my commands but they do knoe when i dont aprove of something and they know to stop doing something i dont like. The rest of it will just fall into placeI find it quite funny that owners struggle so much with off leash training.I havent seen my leash in about 3 months and havent missed it yet.




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