It’s a nightmare come true, you’ve come home and there’s a hole in your fence or the gate is open and banging against the fence after being blown open. The heart wrenching panic begins to set in as you frantically check the back yard whistling and calling your dog’s name. An oppressing silence settles over your ears as they strain for any sound of claws clacking on the street or the panting of your best friend happily running back with a happy grin on their face seeing you home. But no, no claws, no panting; your dog has officially run away or become lost and is scared and alone.
Why do dogs run away?
There are several triggers to cause a dog to run. Some have a prey instinct that causes them to chase squirrels, cats, birds, or other dogs. For some dogs it is so strong that they will dig under or climb over fences in order to continue their chase.
If the wind does manage to blow open a gate, the chances are it was a very strong wind …