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Loose Dogs

by sands904 on 6/22/2010 at 8:44 PM in Lance

Why is it that people insist on letting thier dogs run free? I though there were leash laws (at least where I live). I walked Lacey and Lance together this morning since they have both been doing very well alone.

For those of you who have not been following Lance's progress he is doing much better around other dogs and loves his Hiking Club buddies. But this morning was a different story...there was another loose dog on our walk and with the two of them it was very hard to work with Lance. I picked Lacey up as soon as I noticed the dog coming. I tried to get Lance to follow me and continue on our walk but he wouldn't budge. The other continued to follow us and Lance started to react which I believe was from the fact he was on leash and the other dog was not...

It would be much easier to work with the dogs if people followed the rules...:(
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Escape Artist

by sands904 on 4/29/2010 at 8:07 AM in Lance

I was outside working in the yard yesterday afternoon and all three dogs were out inside the fence. I was on the north side of the house pulling weeds and going in and out of the gate. I came back inside the fence to take Lacey and Logan in the house. Logan has been showing signs of allergies so I didn't want him outside too long. I took them inside did a few things for dinner which was cooking in the crock pot and went back outside.

As soon as I walked out I noticed that the gate it standing wide open and Lance is nowhere to be seen. I walk around the north side of the house (the side were the open gate was) and around to the front of the house. The garage was open and usually when I take him out that gate we are either going for a walk or a ride in the car which he LOVES so I thought maybe he would be sitting by the car waiting for me. No such luck. I walked back around the house the way I came yelling 'Lance Here' and one time 'Lance Dinner' (He loves his dinner and I told myself I would only use this in an emergency, which I thought this qualified as). I am starting to get worried now but decided I am going back in the house to grab the whistle we used when we started working on recall, Lacey and my car keys to go looking for him. As I come around the side of the house to the open fence gate I see Lance on the other (south) side of the fence by the second gate which is closed. He is standing there all wiggly and happy. I open that gate and he walks right back into the yard. I rewarded him with all of the treats I had left in my pocket, petted and hugged him and threw his Frisbee for him for a few minutes. I wanted to make sure he knew he was the BEST DOG EVER for coming back!!!

I don't know for sure where he went while he was out but he had to be out about 10 minutes or so. It was a short, little adventure but one that could have ended a lot worse. We have a really busy highway not too far away. Lance and I have been working on his recall for a long time and he has always been really good with it when he is on the 50 or 100 ft leash or when I drop his leash but for him to come back when he escaped was AWESOME. Moral of the story having way to get your dog back home could save THEIR LIFE!
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