Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: When a Pet Tries to Escape
Whether you have a bouncing Banjo able to leap over tall walls or a digging Daisy who can funnel under fences, pet escape artists are worrisome to any owner. When your pet tries to escape on an ongoing basis, it can present a number of risks and challenges.
Why do They do It?
When it comes to runaway dogs and cats, one of the primary questions to ask is “Why?” Many are confused by this behavior. After all, don’t our pets adore us?
Don’t worry, when your pet tries to escape, it’s likely nothing personal. There can many underlying reasons, including:
Over the Wall: When Your Pet Tries to Escape
After reviewing some of the more common reasons a pet tries to escape, you may recognize one or more in your companion.
If you’re dealing with a pet who suffers from separation anxiety, phobias, or other challenges, your first step should be scheduling a behavioral consultation. Training and socialization can also help address issues related to anxiety and associated behaviors.
Other ways to keep your pet engaged and reduce the risk of escape include:
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