HELP!!!!! Frustrated beyond belief
Jake is frustrating me and I'm at the end of my rope. He likes to sneak out the front door and run the neighborhood. When we first got him, he would sneak out every morning. He's gotten a lot better, but he still manages to get out 2-3x a week. When he gets out, he runs for close to an hour. I have to chase him in my car, and when he gets tired enough, he will follow me home. He doesn't understand cars at all, and it's a miracle that he hasn't been hit yet. I'm at the end of my rope, and don't know what else to do. I'm starting to think that maybe he would be better at a house where he had a huge yard to run in, and a friend to play with. We can't provide him with either of these. I love this dog with all my heart, but it's been over a year since we've had him, and I don't see it getting better. I am afraid it's just in his nature to run and I won't be able to break him of it. I don't want to lose him, but wants to do what's ultimately the best thing for him. I don't know that he's getting everything he needs here. Any help or advice would be wonderful. I'm truly at the end of my rope.