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    hello all

    i am from Brisbane and have brecently pucrhased a 13 month old lab x kelpie, named Pedro. i have only had him for two days. the first day i left him alone in the backyard, i received a call from my neighbour telling me he had got into his backyard. i drove home and discovered a gap in the back fence, which i blocked up. On treturning home that afternoon, Pedro was nowhere to be seen in my backyard. Again, i found him in the neighbours yard. I checked the area i had earlier blocked, and there is no way he could have got through there. So my question is, as a new lab owner, how can i teach him that any back yard, other than ours, is off limits??

    thanks in advance
    Greg

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    Welcome
    We would love to see a pic if you have any of Pedro

    You can't really "teach" a dog to stay in the backyard, you just need to make it secure.

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    workin on a photo...he is quite content inside to the point of almost being lethargic, but im wondering if thats because i am here with him...im considering leaving him inside tomorrow whil im at work, but that clould be risky

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    Hi Greg,

    Pedro's had all day to find any loose pailings or small gaps under the fence mate......sure you didnt miss a area he might have fit through ?

    how tall is your fence ? He may have even jumped it. Kelpies can jump like you wouldnt believe.

    Frozen marrowbones, 'Kong' toys full of food and even old milk container filled with dry food can keep a dog busy during the day while no ones home.


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    thanks for the advice Sean, yeh i have checked but maybe im missing sometinh, think i might trial him inside tomorrow if for no other reason other than ive only been in this house a week and dont want to upset the neighbours!

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    Hi . If you're going to leave him inside may i suggest that the above suggestions may still be a good idea to keep him occupied. The damage a bored dog can do to a home is not something I want to think about. Congrats on your new pup

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    If ya leave him in the laundry Greg just make sure you leave a TV or radio on for him. That way he'll think he hasnt been totally left alone and wont stress to much (hopefully).
    He has alot of Lab in him by that picture...labs love food and a frozen marrowbone will last a long time. Freezing them makes it harder to get the marrow out if they are cut up...my butcher gladly cuts mine into 4 pieces. Pigs ears are good too but the longest lasting ones are cow hooves. They are about $4 a hoof and i buy mine of ebay. A hoof lasts my dogs months and months but they still get bones every 2nd day.

    Make sure he cant knock over his water bowl either.

    He's just a young dog sussing out a new environment so give him plenty of outside time while your home so he gets used to the place and he'll probably settle down after a while.
    Ask your neighbour if they can see where he's getting through. It might be more obvious on thier side of the fence. Good luck mate.


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    What is your dog doing in neighbours garden?
    dogs usually leave home, when their is something amiss in their family. In your dogs case. its just been re-homed!
    lots of bonding with your new dog.
    I echo laundry: the smaller the area for the dog to worry about, the better and more likely he will be to settle.
    radio on for co.
    nice warm bedding.
    access to newspapered area, just in case
    frozen marrow bones
    empty coke bottles filled with stock and frozen, stabbed a few times then chuck to dog before leaving him.
    seclude in his new place to stay, whilst you are at home, over increasing times. Never return to whining, wait till quiet. Even if its 2 seconds initially. dog is being trained to stay quiet.
    As the dog settles in, it will be more confident of its new home and family. The more secure dog is, the less likely to roam.
    and let it know which side of the bread is buttered so to speak.
    consider puppy walkers, or family members. Or a teen nearby. consider borrowing another persons dog for Co. for the day. My son uses this method here.

    Im glad he's found a soft landing and wish you both years of fun/jinx/laughter

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    welcome ruckwartz

    It's going to take around a month for your dog to settle in, and he can only learn the rules while you're home to supervise and stop him from getting into trouble.

    Probably the fastest way to find the gap in the fence to your neighbour's place is by going (with their permission) into their backyard while your dog is in your back yard, and chat with your neighbour, play with their dogs, and see how long it takes for your dog to show up and where.

    Kelpies can jump pretty high too.

    You might want to investigate getting an "invisible fence" - you have to do some training with them so the dog knows what to do when their collar goes off. You need to stop them bolting through - because then they can't get back. And you don't want them to learn they can bolt through. If you follow the instructions about training... they can work really well.

    With my dog - I used a crate, crate trained her, and she went in the crate when I was out.

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