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Golden retreivers wanders off

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Ohheavens Sun 28-Dec-14 13:44:38

Our 7 month old male golden retreiver wanders off at every opportunity.
Part of our garden isnt fenced off and he will wander off regulaly and definetly follow people passing by.
Is this what goldens do?
Anything I can do other than fencing in all the garden which isnt possible unfortunately??
Thanks in advance

tabulahrasa Sun 28-Dec-14 13:53:43

Um, that's what any dog would do...keep him on a lead or secure the garden.

OttiliaVonBCup Sun 28-Dec-14 13:56:29

It's what dogs do, Golden Retrievers included.
He's still puppy. Keep him in or keep him on a lead outside.

Ohheavens Sun 28-Dec-14 14:02:06

Thank you for the replies.
Yes, Im sure it sounds silly, but its our first dog so wasnt really sure.
Also we have friends who have a dog that never wanders off so I thought perhaps its just ours!

Arudonto Sun 28-Dec-14 14:15:27

Most dogs will wander if they are let.its up to their owners to stop them and keep them safe.They are like toddlers and have no sense esp at 7 months so you really need to contain him better.

also if he gets hit by a car or does any damage while wandering the owner of the dog is 100 percent liable for the damage caused as dogs are ment to be under control in public areas.

Hoppinggreen Sun 28-Dec-14 17:14:20

GR tend to be everyone's friend - we had one who used to go on long treks with guests from the local outward bound centre if given half a chance.
When he gets Older he may be less likely to wander off but you need to make sure he can't to keep him safe.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Mon 29-Dec-14 22:19:49

Or that anyone can't wander in and steal him.

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