Hey guys and girls!
To those of you that take your dogs out with you...i have a question....HOW!?
We have had our "rottidor" for over a year now he's 15 months old and weighs 7.5st.... so he's just a little fella Whilst taking him out for a walk the other day I suddenly thought I'd love to take him camping in the woods with me. The only thing I'd be worried about is him getting lost or running off (probably more the latter one) He's usually great off the lead, for example if I go and take him into a field and I sat in the middle of it, he never really goes more than about 30 metres away from me. Until he see's another dog that is, and then it is as if he goes deaf and has tunnel vision, he ignores everything you say to him and I have to go get him and put him back on the lead until the other dogs are gone. So how did you get your dog used to being out camping with you? one thought I had was to tie like 50metres of rope to his collar at one end and to a tree at the other, or when im sleeping, my foot so if he goes too far or falls down a hill or something the jerking on my foot will wake me up. But I dont know how good/bad an idea that is. I'd rather have him totally off the lead but i'm just worried if he sees anything like little rodents or squirrels or whatever he will be off chasing them and I wont have a clue where he's gone. I wouldn't have to worry about other people walking dogs through the woods I go to because they aren't really suitable for a nice dog walk!
anyway, any thoughts and tips would be great