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Old 12-28-2012, 09:17 PM
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When you find her have a spray bottle of water or can of something loud like penny's and when she starts to go by door to leave spray her with water or shake the can. My Mother in law has Air blow horn for cat and works well. I am praying you find her.
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Did you call the animal shelter and vets in the area
Forgot to answer this one, yep, I called the vets, humane society (that's where we got her from) and the local shelters (which are pretty far away). Everyone's been notified.

I just got back, I don't even see paw prints in the snow. There are some from bigger dogs, if we had a bit more snow I could probably see where she went.
I looked everywhere though, for her and prints (hers are usually pretty defined, like the perfect print <3) but nothing
I'm wondering if someone took her in. I really hope so, because it's supposed to get really cold tonight. Hanging posters soon.
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There is always the invisible electric fence approach. It involves the loop of buried wire, a special collar and an electric charging device. It is easy to install in climates where you need not dig below a frost line. Our kids used it for several years on their dog (Charlotte, NC and Wash DC areas). Our next door neighbor has used it for several years on a dog appropriately misnamed Angel.
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I sure hope that she is quickly found safe and sound.

You will want to work with both of them on boundary training. We can have our front door completely open and all three stand right at the threshold.

Let us know once she is back home!
Yes! I am studdying dog psychology. That may sound silly, but they really are mentally very different from us. I work on training every minute I can without overwhelming them. That's one reason this is so confusing to me, I try to do every little thing right and keep their little puppy minds at peace. I can keep the front door open, but every so often she bolts. With our foster who liked to run away, it was all-or-nothing with her, she either bolted 100% of the time, or stayed 100% of the time. This one has moods for it or something
So yeah, I'm going to work harder in this area. We've only had the little pup for a few weeks and she already gets it.
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There is always the invisible electric fence approach. It involves the loop of buried wire, a special collar and an electric charging device. It is easy to install in climates where you need not dig below a frost line. Our kids used it for several years on their dog (Charlotte, NC and Wash DC areas). Our next door neighbor has used it for several years on a dog appropriately misnamed Angel.
I wonder if I could just get some type of "Door" version? Like it would be under the carpet right there or something? That would be awesome! Better than her slipping away and possibly be out in the cold for hours.

Lol! @ "Angel"
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I actually laughed, thank you!
I'm not really happy to hear that other peoples dogs run away, but it does make me feel much better. I was worried I shouldn't be a pet owner or something
That's what I was more expecting to hear. Something like "well you shouldn't even have dogs then, give them up!" or something.
Thank you guys for being so wonderful and supportive. Going out on the bike now, she's finally here!
Don't worry, there are lots of lovely, supportive people here and lots of lovely, supportive people who will give you tough love if you need it so you can be sure you're getting the right answers Don't ever be afraid to come get advice and support here. I think unless you do train them not to bolt most dogs would probably run off out of curiosity if nothing else. Obviously ours decided she would see what was out there and the sports day just positively reinforced deciding to go. On the up side, it was much easier to find her after that because we knew where she was going to go. Our chi never went on her own, probably too interested in her creature comforts. I definitely know how you feel though. I have a distinct memory from when I was about 7 of our dog going missing and sitting on the rug crying while our chi came and gave me comfort!

Dogs have a migrating instinct so if the door is open so they can fulfil that, it's probably what they'll do if they're not trained otherwise. I don't dare leave the door open because Mylo would be off in a shot! That and we live on a busy street! I very much doubt it's down to anything you're doing or not doing. She probably thought there was no harm done going for a walk. Keep us updated. I've been thinking of you.
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Any news yet?


How did she escape anyway, since you are in an apartment? It's hard for me to
imagine, because we are also in an apartment, on the second floor, and there
are four doors between our home and the outside world. I hope you find her
soon, sending good thoughts your way. Hugs.
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Still nothing. Hubby gets off in 20 minutes and I can take the car then. I'm going to go to the surrounding communities and see if I can spot anything (footprints, bags ripped open, etc.).
I may be out for a while, so I probably won't be able to respond until tomorrow. I'll try to at least post an "I found her" or an "I didn't find her", even if it's only that






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Don't worry, there are lots of lovely, supportive people here and lots of lovely, supportive people who will give you tough love if you need it so you can be sure you're getting the right answers Don't ever be afraid to come get advice and support here. I think unless you do train them not to bolt most dogs would probably run off out of curiosity if nothing else. Obviously ours decided she would see what was out there and the sports day just positively reinforced deciding to go. On the up side, it was much easier to find her after that because we knew where she was going to go. Our chi never went on her own, probably too interested in her creature comforts. I definitely know how you feel though. I have a distinct memory from when I was about 7 of our dog going missing and sitting on the rug crying while our chi came and gave me comfort!

Dogs have a migrating instinct so if the door is open so they can fulfil that, it's probably what they'll do if they're not trained otherwise. I don't dare leave the door open because Mylo would be off in a shot! That and we live on a busy street! I very much doubt it's down to anything you're doing or not doing. She probably thought there was no harm done going for a walk. Keep us updated. I've been thinking of you.
Thank you! You all are very lovely, I feel like I've been hugged many times <3

Same here, I only dare leave the door open to work on training. I put the baby gate in it when it was warm to sort of desensitize them, having the door open but still being unable to run out.

3 more minutes till Hubby gets off! You can see how long it took me to write that :/
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