What Can You Do To Stop Your Dog Escaping?

dog escaping in dog fence

Dogs escape for much the same reason that they start jumping and climbing dog fences. They can be:


  • Bored
  • Seeking attention
  • Fearful
  • Socially Isolated
  • Lack of exercise
  • Separation anxiety


Dogs are pack animals and want to be with their owners whom they view as their ‘pack’. They will escape if they know you will come running to get them. Dogs escape when they are bored, or because you have left the property.


Why dogs escape?


Some dogs escape so they can run around or find other people and get attention. After escaping, they remember how much fun it was and will keep repeating it. Some types of dogs, mostly large or working dogs escape so they can run around and burn off energy. These are apparently not getting enough exercise and you will need to take them for adequately long walks on a regular basis.


How dogs escape?


The first thing you will want to do is find out how your dog is getting out of your yard.  Some dogs will jump over fences or climb your fence; some dig under fences or chew through them.  There are some dogs that actually learn how to open doors or gates.


The solutions


Perimeter WiFi dog fenceWireless dog fence is recommended to stop your dog’s escaping. A product such as Perimeter Wi-Fi dog fence is a popular and reliable means of containing your dog. Most brands claim a 99% success rate and offer $50 cash rebate when you purchase at PetStreetMall.com


The Wi-Fi dog fence uses a special collar; at a preselected distance from a boundary wire, the collar will audibly warn your dog that this area is “off limits”. This warning sound is your dog’s reminder to retreat. If your dog pays no attention to the warning then a correction is given which feels like mild yet safe jolt. Most dogs quickly learn to back off from the boundary before the correction occurs.


Along with taking measures to contain your dog, keeping them busy will reduce your dog’s reason to escape. Below are some easy tips to avoid escaping dog:

dog with chew toys

  • Provide toys for your dog to play with and alternate them so they always seem new and interesting to your dog.
  • Regularly walk your dog to burn up excess energy. Learn on some exercise that is recommended for your breed of dog or play with them.
  • Spend time regularly with your dog. If your dog is looking forward to your return at the end of the day then your dog is expected to be there for you.
  • Provide chew toys or bones for your dog to chew on. It will keep your dog busy and happy.


Typically, the reason why dogs escape from their yards is because things are more interesting outside the yard than inside. To solve this problem, you’ll need to make life more exciting for your dog to satisfy her need for the mental and physical stimulation she used to get from the other two dogs.


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