Your dog may be escaping because they are bored and lonely.
Some of the reasons dogs look to escape their environment
- They are left alone for long periods of time without opportunities for interaction with people or other pets
- Their environment is relatively barren, without playmates or toys.
- They are a puppy or adolescent and are not getting enough exercise or a suitable outlet for their energy.
- They are a particularly active type of dog (like the herding or sporting breeds) that need a job in order to stay happy.
- The places they go when they escape provide mental interaction and other fun things to do.
- Walk your dog daily. It is good exercise for both of you.
- Teach your dog to fetch a ball or Frisbee and practice with them as often as possible.
- Teach your dog a few tricks and practice with them so they have lots of mental stimulation.
- Take a DogSmith Dog Training obedience class with your dog and practice daily what you have learned.
- Provide interesting and interactive toys to keep your dog busy when you are not home.
- Keep your dog inside when you are unable to supervise them.
- If you work very long hours then take your dog to a well managed and safe doggy day care group or schedule a daily dog romp or lunch or dinner break for your pet.
If you meet your pets mental and physical needs then there will be no reason for them to escape. Keep your pet safe!
Call your local DogSmith and talk to them today about their pet care programs. The DogSmith is affordable and helps your pets become family