Originally Posted by Phantomcolt18
ok so I live on a main road and I have a yorkie he doesn't seem to want to run around the yard he needs to escape by jumping(climbing) the 4 and a half ft tall fence. He has done this over a hundred times and each time he has just nearly escaped being hit by a car. Now everytime he gets out we catch him, tell him no, he gets a smack on the butt, and in the cage he goes for a while. Now we do this EVERY time but he keeps doing it. You would think after a few times he would get the picture.right WRONG!!! Does anyone have any ideas on what to do cause one day im afraid his luck might run out and I don't want him to get hit. I swear he's got like 20 lives or something. Any suggestions would be awesome.
Ok, by smacking him and putting him in the kennel you are teaching him that coming back home is not a good thing. His punishment needs to be on the road, not at home. I live in he country so it's much easier, but here's what I did with my dog when he was a pup:
Walk him around the yard on a leash and be ever so nice to him while he is within boundaries. As soon as he tries to go where he shouldn't, scold him. Do this as many times a day as you can for about 15 minutes each time. If he is older and he's been doing this for a while, this alone may not work -- that's when the shock collar and buried fencing comes along. But those require the same training, don't forget.
If he get the idea, then when he does escape, scold him (even from a distance) "BAD ROAD" (not bad dog) then call him home. Repeat this until he comes to you. When he comes, praise him.
Good luck. It'll help too if you can figure out WHY he's going out. What's so interesting out there? Make home the place he wants to be.