I have a rescue dog of about 5yrs old. He is adorable and very good…

I have a rescue dog of about 5yrs old. He is adorable and very good, but we cannot let him off the lead as he will not come back he just walks along with his head down sniffing everything all the time. No interest in balls or playing.

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

Many dogs that end up in rescue never had the opportunity to play, and so do not know how to do it.  If you know the breed makeup of your dog you could try to find activities that would appeal to his breed.  For example, if he has terrier in him he might get interested in a toy made of rabbit fur.  This might excite his prey drive, so shop for a tug that has real fur in it.  If he is a herding breed you might try to find a place that works with training herding breeds.  One look… Read more »

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Anonymous
5 years ago

i don’t like walking dogs off lead anyway.  there are too many factors that can lead them to run off.  plus, most areas have leash laws.