Izzy, Doc, and Kai's mom
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Monmouth, IL
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Brooke, I too never let my dogs off leash. Just as a reenforcement....the mother of my daughters Hav had always played outside off leash with her owners with no problems. Then one day, she dashed out into the street and was killed by a car. They have no idea what she saw, or why she ran, but she did. I think of this everytime I take my three dogs out and am tempted to let them loose. We do not have a fenced in yard and I have to leash them all up ( 3 dogs) each time we go out to potty. It's a real pain, but I know they are safe. Teaching the come command is still very important, but keeping them safe on a leash is, in my opinion, the only way if you don't have a fenced in yard.