Why does a dog keep running away? The most common reasons why dogs run away are:
Fear or anxiety. Boredom. Prey drive. Mating instinct.
Do dogs come back when they run away? Some dogs come back when they run away simply for the reason that there is a good reason for them to come home. You should never make the mistake of getting angry if you call your dog and he doesn’t come immediately.
How do you train a dog not to run away?
- Neuter or spay your dogs to prevent sexually motivated roaming.
- Give bored dogs something else to do, like chew toys or play a game with them.
- Increase exercise so that your dog doesn’t feel the need to walk itself.
What do you do when your dog runs away? Alert the Rescue Organizations in Your Area, Including the Police. If an hour goes by with no luck, get on the phone and alert every shelter and kennel within a 60-mile radius of your home. Call your local animal control and police department as well. The police can alert the patrolling officers to keep their eyes out.