I've got a Parson Russell Terrier, he is 2 years old. we got him a year ago from Sydney where he lived with an old lady, he grew up around females, horses, cows, dogs, all females. then we got him careered over to Geelong.
He has been with us for a year learnt that my dad is the boss. A parsons russell if you don't know is a hunting dog , he is basically a jack russell but has got longer legs, we want him to hunt, we are taking him to places where there a lots of rabbits so he can chase him, we are hoping he will catch one eventually. i am the person who spends the most time with him, the person who gives him baths, dinner, toys, treats.
I go for walks with him often on a we walk him on a open track which is on the top of a hill, there is a slope which goes down to a highway. A while ago we only started taking him off leash. When my dad calls him to come back, he comes, but when i call him to come back its another story, he would ignore me and walk off.
Today i let him off the leash and called his name so he comes but i only got the same response as every other time, and to be honest i am getting sick of it. right along the patch the path there a a fence that runs beside it with about 20 meters of land between them. the fence is the usual farming fence where there's the posts with a wires going horizontal all along.
my dog decided to go under the fence and starts going through the bushes going down the slope to the highway and i started to get worried and scared that he might get run over. i ran to the bottom right beside the highway and managed to catch him and put him back on leash.
i don't want to risk it again. i want him to listen to me and for him not to ignore me anymore, i want to be able to trust him. i would love to get some tips or at least some help on how this problem can be solved. it would be very appreciated! if there's any other information you need about the problem don't be afraid to ask C: