I live in the bush and have a pound rescue heeler/kelpie/57 variety female. Now about 3 and I have had her a year. Sweet natured but silly as a wheel. I was told she was picked up by the rangers many times and eventually not claimed so was not surprised that she was an absconder. I have a 500m containment fence/electric collar system and trained her to that with minimal problems. She stays home, supervises the chooks and is a happy dog. I would love to be able to walk her outside the fence area and have tried all the standard training mehods...she is mostly good but every time runs away. Usually to a neighbours property where she plays with their dogs So by the time I catch her she has had her reward of a good play. I am terrified she will chase some stock on the way and be shot. If I take her to public places she is mostly good but will forget and run off with other dogs.
She is not at all interested in food treats if she is free.....running is her favorite treat. I do organise as many "play dates' as possible. I know another dog might help but can't have another.
As I had such a good result from the containment collar does anyone have an opinion about me trying an electric training collar. Will it confuse her getting shocks out of the contaiment area? She never gets a shock now and responds to the warning sound.