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    Question Off Lead

    Hi All,

    Would love to train Tyson how to walk off lead. He is good at everything else except this. We want to be able to walk him off lead or have him out the front with us, without constantly worrying that he is going to run off. When he runs off, he bolts across the road, which as you can imagine, makes our hearts skip a beat! We have decided that he is not allowed off lead until we can trust him. This is for his safety. Is there a good trainer that anyone can recommend or a good way to train Tyson.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    I don't have any tips for you, my apologies, but I'm looking forward to the answers you get as I have been wondering this myself. I'm guessing good recall is a given, then what?

    I'm yet to have an off lead experience with my dog, all other aspects of her training are going great, so I can't wait to hear other's suggestions.

    Good luck!

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    Last week, one of the rescue Pugs I had re-homed last year, was hit by a car after taking off while off lead. She had been very good with recall and had never done this before. Her family, including a litter sister that was re-homed with her, watched it all happen in horror. RIP Sid.

    I think it is too risky with any dog to be honest to be off lead in surburbia unless in an enclosed area where there aren't any cars or unless there are few cars or they are some distance away.

    I know lots of people have well trained dogs and never have a worry but I will never allow mine off lead in built up areas. I possibly am a little gun shy though.

    I guess my question is - can you ever fully trust a dog not to run??
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    Lots depends on what bred and the natural characteristics of the bred, most working dogs will chase anything, sight hounds will pursue, guard dogs will guard and even with the best training, instinct will take over sometimes, also age plays a big part as well. We have a great off- the leash park at the bottom of our street and it is fantastic to walk the dogs without a lead but we would never have them in the front or walk the street without a lead. Just have to way up if it is really worth the risk.

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    I am with Bronx - I let my Ollie off the lead but only at a dog friendly park where I know there are no cars around. He absolutely loves it. We used treats with Ollie to assist with recall. I kept him on a longer lead, every and just kept practicing with him. He needs to know and understand his name. Once we got him comfortable with recalling on the lead a couple of us let him off the lead and played with him close a few times, making a big show of when he came back, now as soon as we get about 50meters away at the park he comes running to us. It really is rewarding when they come back to you like that.

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