So I took Callie outside to go potty because it stopped raining for awhile. She was taking her time on going potty. As I am walking her around the apartment BBQ area she gets out of her collar (an art she learned last week) and bolts around the parking lot area. This is the 5th time she has gotten out of her collar and I have even made it tighter to try and stop it from happening. The first 4 times she was playing with another dog and was easy to catch. This time she wouldn't even come near me. Luckily one of my neighbors came out and she ran up to greet him and he caught her.
But then she was all covered in mud. So it was then bath time (which she hates anyway)... that went over about typical, she whines and complains until it's over and she can frap around.

I'm just left here wondering what happened to my little puppy that would be worried if her collar was off and would try and put it back on. And what to do about this little escape artist. I can't have her doing that.

Oh and to top it off she never did go potty, which is the whole reason I brought her outside.

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Comment by Lusa on August 20, 2009 at 10:42pm
I thought about getting a martingale, but she pulls so much I worry it'd choke her.I may end up getting her a harness but I don't want her wearing it all the time, and don't feel like putting it on every time she just needs to go out to go potty. When we go on walks, she never tries to get away.
Comment by Sarah C. on August 20, 2009 at 8:03am
Have you considered a martingale collar? It's very good for keeping them from having a sudden escape. They're also sold as "greyhound" collars.
Comment by Kitty Kirwin on August 20, 2009 at 12:51am
You may need to get a harness for her! I have one for Gwenie to wear for walkies. This way she cant slip out of her collar. They have real cute ones at Petsmart. I so fear she could get hurt. Its fun to say look Mummy has your walkies coat, She didn't care for it at first but now no worrys! Corgi are good at not hearing you! Good luck!
Comment by Lusa on August 19, 2009 at 10:52pm
I never seem to have treats on me when she gets loose, and her collar is slightly tighter than the "2 finger". Oh and Callie knows come, I also have another way of getting her to come that up until now was the best way to get her attention (I make a psst psst noise and she knows I'm serious)... Didn't work, she just ran and ran like it was the best thing in the world.
Comment by Jane Christensen on August 19, 2009 at 10:32pm
How loose do you leave her collar? usually people say 2 fingers....I always "try" the collar to make sure it can't slip off...I've never had that problem BUT Livvy will stay just far enough away from me and I can't catch her..."little brat"...one of the most important things you can teach your dog is to "come" especially with a situation like this(safety)....but as I said Livvy knows but doesn't hear...it could get worse...have you tried treating her if she comes? LOL

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