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Training to avoid the road?

October 15th, 2006, 10:29 PM
Besides recall, are there any other ways to get your dog to stay off the road when he isn't with you? I'm still working on recall and I'm afraid my dog will get hit one day by a car. He plays come-and-get-me in the middle of the road if he manages to get loose!!! :eek:

October 15th, 2006, 11:54 PM
I think I would be most concerned with making absolutely certain that my dog is safe at all times and cannot "get loose", that my house and my dog's environment is 100% escape-proof.

October 16th, 2006, 12:20 AM
I would deffinately work on keeping him away from the road in the first place, rather than have him learn to stay off of it. You will likely never get a 100% perfect response, and all you need is that .1% for him to run onto the road and get hit. Keep the fetch games for fenced in areas and larger fields.