We want our dogs to be in the yard and have peace of mind knowing that they are safe. Many pet owners feel like there is no hope.
If you are feeling the same then these tips on how to train your dog to stay in the yard might help you.
We all know that dogs love to walk, run and roam outside. All the dog owners are aware of the fact that they have to take their dogs for a run every day to keep them healthy and happy.
Smaller dogs and some breeds are okay to play indoors. But the larger animals need more space to play. If you know that your dog can escape easily or climb the fence, then you should know how to keep your dog from escaping.
Some breeds want to roam around in the streets. This may cause a problem for some people who find it difficult to keep their pets in their yard. This is why you need to train them well and keep them disciplined. Training your ESA dog needs dedication and knowledge and you will find ways to do it here.
This does not mean that you have to construct something entirely new for your assistance animals or emotional support dog to prevent them from escaping.
A fence may come to your mind as a good option. But there are some other ways that can help you contain your pet in the yard such as electronic pet containment or electric fence and invisible fence. However, these methods are costly and require installation with the help of professionals.
If you don't want to get into the hassle of installation and customization. Here are some of the important tips that can help you keep your dog in the yard.
To train a dog stay in the yard, it is important to teach basic boundary training lessons.
Decide the boundary line to help you keep your dog in the yard. Plan a boundary line and mark it with flags. Flags should be 3-4 feet away from the boundary line.
Teaching your dog the boundaries will keep him in the yard and out of trouble as well.
This is the most important training tips to keep your dog safe and in your property line.
Spend some time daily to teach your dog Sit, Wait, No, Stop and Stay commands. These will help you teach him to stay in the yard.
Once your dog knows these basic commands, take him for a leash walk. If your dog tries to cross the line, tug the leash or stop walking.
It is also important to teach him when it is okay to cross the line and terms like “free” can be used for this.
Once the dog understands the basic commands, take the dog in the boundary line for the next few days and repeat this several times a day. Make sure the dog touches the flag and returns to you.
During the training sessions, never let your dog cross the boundary line. It is also important to make sure the dog has a long leash attached to it. After a few days, your dog will be able to recognize the boundary line.
After a few days, let your dog walk within the boundary without a leash. Now your dog should be able to follow the learned commands.
If the dog tries to cross the boundary line, your commands should make him stop.
Walk your dog to the boundary area regularly and never allow him to break the rules in any way.
Even a tiny step on the boundary line requires going back to all the lessons again. Do some exercises to reinforce the boundary.
Place some toys outside the boundary to distract your dog. Reward your dog when he ignores the distractions and follows your commands.
On the other hand, on your way back to your property line walk, cross the line using the stay command and get the treats for the dog from the other side.
Now you know some important training tips to help you keep your dog in the yard. But, It is also important to understand why dogs escape and If your dog is digging for long in the yard or sandbox, that means your dog is bored.
To help your dog get a fun filled time, you can arrange indoor games also. The indoor games for dogs will keep it busy till you are done with the training.
Don't let your dog be alone for long. An ESA or pet is supposed to calm you down. The only way is that you spend time with your animal. If you are not playing with your dog then what's the use?
Instead of stressing over the fence and boundaries, spend some quality time with your animal that it does not have to go anywhere else.
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