Dog too smart for his own good

@TriciaW (2441)
United States
April 19, 2007 8:08am CST
Ok now my dog has figured out how to get off his leash without getting his collar off. No clue how he is doing it and I have put on 3 different types of clasps to keep him from doing it. He got out the day before last and came home with what looked like a scratch. After examining it close I have a beebee in it. So someone must have shot him. You would think that it would teach him to not leave but heck no had to chase him down this morning again. I really don't know how he is getting off his leash because they aren't broken and his collar is still on. Any clues on what I should do? Oh and the fence isn't keeping him either.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
i have had it seems like magic dogs before as well and they drove me nuts lol. mine always seemed to break the collar or the leash though. if yours isnt doing either of those you have to wonder is someone letting him lose? you may want to invest in a electric collar though. sometimes you can find those at a good price on ebay or at an online store. my neighbor has one he has it with and the dog likes it cause well he has more freedom in the yard. they arent mean like alot of people think either. they dont fry the dog. it seems like as many leashes you have been through it might even save you money. lol duke next door has no prob with his when his batteries run out he ends up at our house lol. he is a huge dog is why they worry alot of peopel see the size and freak out. he is really loving though. if he doesnt mind the collar then there wont be a problem with it. like i said it would give him more freedom to he wouldnt have a chain following him and he might like it better. i only chained mine up when i had to which wasnt very often cause most of mine were insdie or we lived way out and they stayed in the yard no worries. i have had a few though that i had to cause when we left the hosue they ate the house. we lived in city at the time too.
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@TriciaW (2441)
• United States
19 Apr 07
Oh you made me laugh. First no one is letting him off the chain because my other dog wouldn't allow anyone in the yard without me knowing about it and since I am home all day I would know. You talk about the electric collars so I have to tell you a funny about that. My daughter just moved into a new house and the neighbors told her they like to have a no fencing policy because the kids run all over. So my daughter told me she decided to get an electric fence. I tried to be very polite to my daughter who seemed really excited about having this idea. I said well honey that is great but you know what if one of the kids fall on it. She looked at me strange and I said well honey I worry that if a child got shocked by an electric fence their parents may sue you. She burst out laughing and said no mom I meant one of those underground things. We got a good laugh out of that one.
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• United States
20 Apr 07
lol that is funny but i would of thought the same thing you did. hubby has talked about the electric fence to cause of the dogs that end up here and the people using our yard for a pathway etc. he said he wanted to run a 220 through it and really get them. lol he gets mad at times when our yard is all messed up due to 4 wheelers and stuff. he said that and the mutt next door pees on everything and kills plants etc and he would love to see that dog pee on that fence. he is a little mutt dog that gets into trash and the owners think it is cute. they are true hillbillys. my other neighbor though like i said keeps his dog on the colar and we have no issues with him but when the batteries go out and he comes in the house and stares at us and we dont know he is in here and we turn and see a dog bigger then us it is scarey at first but he is a big baby. lol
• United States
19 Apr 07
Oh dear, how is he feeling from the beebee shot. What a horrible thing for someone to do. As far as getting off the leash without evidence. Well, in my opinion, he isn't. Someone is letting him off. So watch out to see. I rated you another ++, this is very good. I hope you find out and let us know. I bet it's a human doing it.
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@TriciaW (2441)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Yes I was very upset about her being shot. We live in a very small town and some people's dogs do run all over and get into things causing a mess so I understand someone not being happy but they could have called me instead of shooting my dog. As far as someone letting her off there is really not too many in town during the day and my little dog would freak out if someone came into my back yard so it would alert me if they did.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I hate to tell you someone is letting your dog go and run free. Could you please tell my why you have a dog if you keep him chained to a leash all day? And I think other people feel that way too. The poor dog.
@AmbiePam (51158)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Now see, I thought this would be a cute post, and now I want to go hunt down whoever shot your dog. Since I can't do that, and I don't know if you have thought of this or tried it. Have you put an electrical current fence inside your present fence? I know he can get out of fences, but the electrical fence sends a slight shock to the dog making them much more unlikely to escape. I love my animals and I would never recommend anything harmful, but the shock is only enough to startle, not to hurt. It costs money, so you may want to look for a cheaper alternative. Is your dog better? Was he hurt from the shot?