Welllllllllllllllllllll, if it's a hound dawg..... he may not ever stop his wanderings. He'll just be off scenting, chasing bunnies, 'coons and stuff. Instead of looking for a girlfriend. My beagles travel for miles. ( they are spayed/neutered, have breakaway collars, and are microchipped.) They usually arrive home muddy, exhausted, stuck with stickers, tail tips raw from the stickers, and deliriously happy.