Understanding Why Your Dog Wants To Escape Your Yard
Some owners may have an issue with their dog escape your yard whenever possible. It gets frustrating, especially when it happens time and time again. Take some time to sit down and analyze your dog’s behavior. Here are some things to look for:
Looking for a friend: You will find that dogs are very social creatures, and the desire to escape may come from the desire to find another dog, human, or animal for interaction.
Desire to explore: Some dogs are natural-born roamers. They desire to get out and explore other properties and the world around them.
Mates: Some dogs only think about escaping their yard when they sense a dog of the opposite sex in the area may be in heat. They escape to find a partner for the sake of procreation.
Unfavorable weather: If your pet is outside for a prolonged period of time, they are likely to be exposed to different weather elements. If your pet gets hot, wet, cold, or scared, they may leave your yard to seek a more comfortable location.
Separation anxiety: Your dog may be overcome with fear or nervousness, which is characterized by trembling, pacing, panting, and accelerated heart rate and respiration. This fear is in direct relation to separation from you as the pet parent; they may try to escape from the back yard to find you.
By taking the time to observe your dog, you can more effectively troubleshoot the reasons why your pet is escaping. If they seem to be escaping because they are getting too hot, cold, or it has been raining recently, you will want to analyze the type of shelter you have for your pet and the hours that they are out roaming in the yard. You may try changing out their toys to avoid boredom and spend time with your dog outside playing. You will want to be aware if your dog is in heat or if your neighbors have dogs in heat. By troubleshooting, you can reduce the amount of escape incidents.