This is not the first time Ralph, a sneaky golden retriever, ran away to go on a solo adventure. In fact, he even went to a cafe before with his sister without being noticed by their owners! This tail-wagging dog surely loved exploring on his own. Watch as Ralph managed to ride the train alongside commuters and reached several stations before he was returned to his owners who were unaware of his escapades.
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Why Do Dogs Run Away?
Boredom and curiosity are some of the reasons dogs tend to run away. Additionally, dogs can also feel lonely after being left alone for a long time or they have a lot of energy that needed to be released. This can be due to the absence or lack of dog toys or other dog friends to keep them occupied and entertained. On the other hand, some dogs could just slip away for the fun of it. After all, there are dog breeds that are incredibly smart and love challenges. For this reason, our cheeky friends could resort to finding ways to sneak out and explore the world.
How to Keep Dogs from Sneaking Out
Make sure your dog has enough toys to keep them busy for a while especially when you will leave them alone for several hours every day.
Keep your house secure and make sure your smart dog could not find a way to escape. Dog proofing such as setting up pet safety gates or closing all doors/gates can also serve as additional security measures.
Set a time each day to walk your dog. This would allow your furry friend to explore his surroundings with supervision and serve as his daily exercise as well.