We got an extremely skiddish dog about 3 months ago. (Still skiddish) ran away 5…

We got an extremely skiddish dog about 3 months ago. (Still skiddish) ran away 5 days ago, hangs around our house but won’t come when called, and hasn’t eaten since he ran. What do we do???

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

Since the safety of the dog is always an issue I would look into a live trap — perhaps your local SPCA could help you with locating one you could borrow to capture the dog.  Yes, it will startle the dog when it closes, but you can decide if the danger of being hit by a car is greater than the bag of a wire door shutting him in the crate-like cage. Another alternative is to treat him as one would a stray that you are trying to win over.  When you see him, put down some food for him… Read more »