The escape of a dog causes real melodramas inside a family. terrified to the idea that our faithful companion can hurt itself or worse, we live in anguish, travels the neighborhood in the hope of finding it. But if to avoid this, we settled on the correct choices upstream?


Why does your dog run away?

➥What are the usual techniques to stop a fleeing dog?

➥The anti-Fugue fence: a tested and approved solution

➥Why does your dog run away?

Most of the dogs are great curious. They hear a noise, see unknown movements and they have only one haste: to go running and discover them. A large majority of the fugues begin this way.

Unlike young teens, a runaway dog does not mean that it does not appreciate its habitual place of life. This is more traditional and playful behavior.

And quite often, once the block is over, the dog enters a great panic. It doesn’t know where it is, how to get back to its house, in case it doesn’t usually walk around long, and it starts running.  This is how it can happen to the master to find a few hours later its dog of a natural calm and sleeper to 6 or 7 kilometers of the House as a result of a leak.

➥What are the usual techniques to stop a fleeing dog?

Before the first Fugue, few are the masters to carry out preventive measures. Thus, holes are left in the fence, open doors or fences too low without necessarily suspecting that one jeopardizes the life of its dog.

Then once the dog has fled, we decide on its return to build a real Fortress. From now on, the fugue is impossible! Some masters even go so far as to forbid their dog to run alone in the garden lest it Fugue again.

Other masters will actively work the reminder as if at the next leak, yelling in the street the name of their dog will bring them back. Certainly, the reminder is a very important act in the education of a dog, but in the case of Fugue, this is useless if the dog has already left several kilometers.

➥The anti-Fugue fence: a tested and approved solution

➧The anti-Fugue fence for the safety of runaway dogs

Many people imagine the anti-Fugue fence as big barbed wires or electric wires that knock the dog out as soon as it crosses the line. Fortunately, this is not as violent. In addition, it is very easy to install a fence to prevent a dog from running.

An anti-Fugue fence is in three parts: the transmitter housing, the cable, the receiver dog collar. You must first bury the cable in your garden. No need to put it very deep into the Earth. Some products like the PetSafe PIF-300-21 fence don’t even require any cables and just works thanks to waves.

Then place the transmitter housing inside your home. It is it who will send stimulation to the dog who runs away or ventures too far. To receive stimulation, the dog must, of course, have the collar around its neck.

➧Apprehending the fugue with your dog

The system is excellent to prevent the dog from leaking. However, I often advise against the technique adopted by some masters which consist of installing the fence and letting the dog discover all alone the forbidden. Some dogs will take a long time to understand that if the stimulation is triggered, it is because they crossed the forbidden line.

I recommend you to do some tests. When you are at home, leave your dog in the garden and watch it. If it is of a curious nature, it will soon try to go beyond the cable. You will then receive a stimulation. Go to it and show it why it gets a stimulation by making it understand the limit. To help, mark the surface of the places where the cables are, rather than letting them discover alone from what distance this is assimilated to a Fugue.