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My husky is well excercised. However he escaped again tonight. He went through the fence. What bothered me is he would not come back. It was an utter nightmare.  I live in a rural area thankfully he didn't get in with any livestock there is sheep next to my house. I'm resecuring the fence tomorrow again. The issue that bothers me is he wouldn't come back. Luckily it was 1am and I suspect it was deer that enticed him to escape. There were no cars on the road and I was like the proverbial village idiot trying to catch him. I ran away from him that's how I caught him in the end. Hes 18 month and it's really bothered me that he would not come back at all. Any advice. 

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Yes secure your fence better and then even better than that... huskies are known for their excellent recall....uhmmm. Nottttttttt.... lol...

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You need to work on recall  every single day of their lives   -  that way you might stand a 10% chance of getting one to come back to you when you need them to.    They are escape artistes par-excellance.    

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When Solo got out I only caught him cuz he's nosy and jumped in the back of a van! 

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It's a husky thing , make sure he cant get out again is pretty much all you can do , they're known to turn deaf once they've escaped , it's why its not advised to let them off the lead either 

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I work recall everyday.

Long line 20ft. Started by playing fitch (so lucky mine actually do that) and call them back to me, once they come to me they get a yummy high value treat.

My girl has gotten away twice. It took 30/45 minutes to get her back. Luckily I had her brother leashed with me and it kept her close.

But she had way too much fun doing fly byes with a big smile on her face. 😅

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My part husky escaped the other week. Cheeky girl she even went for a pet from a stranger, but no way did she want to come back, just bolted off again whenever i got near.

Now there was this dead end road she's been wanting to explore for weeks now, but I refused to go up it. And that's my tip. Find somewhere with a dead end they want to go down during a daily walk and never let them. It might just be the temptation to recapture them if they ever do a runner?

 

Failing that a squeaky toys or treats ie bribes of the first order. A dog needs to want to return I've found and food bribes work with some dogs where commands don't.

Main command I use is "stop" for road curbs because of cars... I use it more than once every day and a stopped dog I recon is as just as good as a returning dog?

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It's a husky thing , make sure he cant get out again is pretty much all you can do , they're known to turn deaf once they've escaped , it's why its not advised to let them off the lead either 

I'd even go further and say, even if you open the front door just for a moment, don't risk that doggy isn't going to have a jail break moment. That's how mine got out, she had lulled me into a false sense of security. 😕

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I work on door (front door, back door, car door, all doors in the house, crate door, and store door) control.

They have seat and wait for me to give the command to go out.

It works most of the time. But if I have to bring in groceries or people are in and a lot, I put up a kiddy gate.

 I also have a three row wire around the top of my fence and doubled the fence boards that the pups have pointed out interest. Then there is concrete or something that keeps them from digging.

Other then that they are not allowed in the back without supervision.

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Mine will not pass through any gate or door, or get out of the car, unless I pick up his leash...I never trained it, and I don't know why.
Maybe his previous owner trained it? But he didn't know basic obedience commands when we got him, so I doubt it.

We got separated in the woods once...he fell off the raised wooden pathway when he tried to sniff something, and couldn't jump back up. I released him from his leash, then I hiked about a quarter-mile to where the trail went to ground-level again, and called for him. Then I heard a large animal crashing through the underbrush. A few seconds later, my dog crashed into my knees and nearly knocked me over! He looked worried and anxious. I clipped on his leash and we finished our walk. Although I suspect he thinks a lot more like a GSD than a husky by now...I still try to never let him offleash!
 

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