Won't stop chasing us down the driveway

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Hello, my dog won't stop chasing us down the driveway when we leave, and we are worried that he might end up getting accidentally caught in the tires. We have an invisible fence and a dog door so he can go in and out as he wants. But we can't get him to stop chasing us. So how can we stop it?

Update: Due to unrelated reasons we had to re-home our younger doberman and somehow that made our older doberman (the one that was chasing us) stop.

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Oh my....that sounds like a dangerous situation.  Maybe crate him inside when you have to leave?  I don't know.  I have a doggie door, also, but my yard is totally fenced, so I dont have to worry about any of my dogs getting out onto the road.

It's really not safe to leave a dog outside unattended when you are not home - most especially on an underground fence. It is a disaster/tragedy waiting to happen.  Keep the dog inside and crated if need be when you are not home.

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Hello, my dog won't stop chasing us down the driveway when we leave, and we are worried that he might end up getting accidentally caught in the tires. We have an invisible fence and a dog door so he can go in and out as he wants. But we can't get him to stop chasing us. So how can we stop it?

That is no 'accident'.

 

You are not even trying to control your dog (or help it learn).

Bad stuff is bound to happen.

 

 

 

 

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Invisible fences are not real fences. They do serve to traumitize dogs in certain situations so they stay inside the boundry - most of the time. However, they cannot keep other critters out, some of which may be dangerous to your Dobe.

Also, if your Dobe is chasing an intruder they can go blasting through the barrier before the "zap" of the collar takes effect. Now they are on the outside and when they approach to get back in the yard, they hear the tone and stop.

Then you have the issue of dog nappers, who can walk right over the barrier, remove the collar and make off with the dog. If it happens to you, you and your Dobe won't be the first victims - it has happened before.

However, a full physical fence won't stop the above in all cases either.

I never leave my dogs outside when I'm gone, and don't leave them outside for long when I not outside with them and I have a physical fence.

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Then you have the issue of dog nappers, who can walk right over the barrier, remove the collar and make off with the dog. If it happens to you, you and your Dobe won't be the first victims - it has happened before.

 

 

My aunt Nancy used to have a small pack of Shetlands that she kept outside and unsupervised frequently. 

Can't recall if it was 4 or 5 dogs that she had stolen back then but do recall how much pain it cost her losing them all like that.

A thief that is really skilled can easily snatch a dog you may have 'thought' was untouchable by strangers.