Thread starter Bug; Start date Jun 23, 2004; B. Bug New Member. If (or when) he does run away, you need to know two things. You can put peanut butter on your fingers for encouragement, but don’t move too quickly. But if your adult dog is already past that point, you can use desensitization conditioning to make them feel more comfortable. The running away dog issue must be addressed. Joined May 25, 2004 Messages 28 Likes 0 Points 0. Jun 23, 2004 #1. Finally, I seem to have found it. Going for the cheapest harness you can find virtually guarantees that your dog will find it uncomfortable. They need their ears cleaned and their teeth brushed, and all that involves tolerating hands near their face. The Deluxe Easy Walk Harness gently discourages your dog from pulling while on a leash. You remember exactly what you were wearing, the exact words that were said, and sometimes random details that stay with you for years. Founded in 1884, the AKC is the recognized and trusted expert in breed, health, and training information for dogs. Even the best harness becomes useless the second your dog slips out of it and runs away. That negative association means they now relate their harness to something bad. It doesn’t do much to get to the core issue of why it wants to run but it is a good thing to do while concurrently teaching your husky not to run. Fear. One is that if your puppy runs to the end of the leash, then he gets a real jolt to his neck, which may damage his trachea. I spent ages trying to methodically desensitize him to every aspect of wearing it with limited success. This could be potentially dangerous if your dog runs away and doesn’t come back when you call. The association might not even be directly related to the harness. We play alot so I don't see any reason for this behavior. She doesn’t know the difference between being let off leash inside the park fence, where she is free to bolt or when you do it in an open area or near a road, where it scares you that she might run into the road and get hurt. 2. Nothing really seemed to translate to off-leash reliability though. Note: Gentle Leader makes a harness called the Easy Walk Harness that I would not use on trips. I do drills (which she’s really good at!) My dog backs off when he sees harness too. At least for this one, he doesn't run away. There’s also the chance of symptoms showing up in other areas where the harness never touches. People are used to putting things around their heads out of necessity. They’ll most likely collect a skin scraping to rule out the possibility of mites or a yeast infection. When I catch up with him he doesn’t resist me putting it on or anything and he’s fine from then on - it’s just he runs away when I first get it? Identifying the reason that your dog runs away is the first step toward stopping them. A dog that isn't fixed may escape in search of a mate. PetSafe amazon.com. of sit-stays where I walk away from her and then call her. – and helping to manage the pulling problem until you’ve successfully trained loose leash walking. I … If you have a dog, there’s a good chance the pup will get loose at some point. You go to grab the clip on the leash and your dog get all excited, leaning against his collar, knowing exactly what comes next – running, jumping, romping and playing. Your dog can’t do that, but what she can do is make positive and negative associations. Still, it’s not always easy to shop for harnesses: It’s screwing things up and your dog goes nuts barking and pulling to smell other dogs. Then attach the regular leash to the collar. The good news is they’ll probably stick close to home. Help, my dog runs away from me everytime I approach him. 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