What to do when your dog ran away?

12 Mar, 2017

What to do when your dog ran away?

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What to do when your dog ran away?


Many dog owners face this great problem of running away from them. They can happen once or twice in some cases, but can also become repetitive in others, setting up a kind of trivialization that can become even more problematic.

Whether they occur on an occasional basis or are regular, canine fugues are as much a source of peril for the dog as it is for the owners. The more time passes, the greater the risk of accidents, hence the need to react quickly, but still keeping a cool head in order to proceed efficiently. Before we look at the methods to try to find your dog as quickly as possible, it is important to understand what can cause a dog to escape and to see ways to prevent future escapades.


Why does he run away?

Several reasons can push a dog away from the home of its owners.

Runaways may result from behavioral disturbances, which are often caused by early weaning and socialization of poor quality, or even totally absent.

Dog getaways can also be explained by their need to join a group of congeners who usually pass close to home. The pack instinct is still very pronounced among our 4-legged friends. This is what governs their behavior within their human families. The desire to find others, to belong to a collective and to interact with other dogs is the most natural.


The fugue can, moreover, be the result of a violent noise, like that of a great storm, or of fireworks.

Some traumatic events are also disturbing to dogs and can lead them to flee: moving, death of one of the masters, etc. During periods of heat, males attracted to females ready to breed may be moved away from the house. Finally, loneliness and boredom are also factors in motivating fugues


Munther Adams

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