We always try to do our best and try to train our dogs (and family) as best we can, but sometimes our dog just gets out the front door. It is amazing how our “well trained doggie” turns into a misbehaved mutt when he has the freedom and excitement of the entire neighborhood. Whatever we do, it seems that our trying to catch him just makes it worse.
As dog trainers, we have to admit that this happens with us and our dogs from time to time. We have found that our normal, human reaction to trying to catch our dog just adrenalizes and encourages our dog to run more and faster. We need to understand that we must calm down and take the process slow and methodical if we ever want to get our dog home on our time and on our terms.