I am a bit tired of having to chain Teddy all the time I have to leave. He knows that going on the chain, means someone is leaving. So he makes me chase him to all corners of the garden. But there are times where he does escape and he does not come back. I try to lure him back with tasty snacks, even chicken or hot dog. But he does not come back, he just bolts. He knows his commands very good. He comes when called, but once outside he just bolts. Last time a guest came to my house and accidentally left the door open. He ran outside, but luckily he ran into a neighbor's yard where I cornered him and grabbed him. Teddy is very smart, on leash he doesn't bolt and he ignores the open door. But once off leash or chain he bolts. I don't want to use shock collars.
I want to be able to open the garage door without having to chain him up all the time. Any tips? How do you guys do it?