How to Keep Your Pet From Escaping Out the Door
Many pet owners struggle with keeping their pets from running out the door. Whether you are dealing with a four-legged escape artist or a pet who occasionally slips out the front door, we put together our top tips on how to keep your dog from escaping out the door.
Why is my pet trying to run out the door?
Before trying to change your pet’s behavior, it is important to understand why that behavior occurs. Pets can develop the habit of escaping out the door or "door darting" for a variety of reasons. Many pets are simply curious about what is going on outside. For these pets, another animal in your yard or visitors walking by can be enough to tempt them to run out an open door.
Pets can also find that escaping out the front door gets their human to chase after them. This "game" can drive some pets that suffer from boredom to escape out the door more frequently.
Ways to prevent your pet from escaping out the door.
There are several different methods to keeping your dog from escaping out the door. In some cases, using a traditional baby gate to block off access to your door can keep your pet from running out the door. You can also try crating your pet when you know visitors are coming over, or you need to keep your front door open.
Another solution is Invisible Fence® Brand’s Shields® Gate Our Shields Gates are Invisible® baby gates designed with hallways, doorways and room openings in mind. Shields Gate protects your pets from entering a room, leaving a room or escaping outside through an open door - giving you the ultimate walk-through pet gate. Our certified trainers teach your pet his boundaries without fear or confusion, so you can be confident your dog will stay within the boundaries you set.
Keeping your dog from darting out the door doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Since 1973 Invisible Fence® Brand’s innovative solutions, industry-leading training and expertise have given more than 3 million pets newfound independence and security - while also instilling confidence in their owners.
Schedule your FREE in-home consultation today to learn how fencing solutions, Indoor and Outdoor Shields® Units and automatic pet doors can provide safe boundaries for many scenarios.