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Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Teaching Your Dog to Go Home

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor


Some dogs are escape artists, darting outside whenever they see an opportunity. It's not that they don't enjoy their homes, it's just that they seek the outdoors or a good chase!

When you are walking a newly-adopted dog try to take him on the same route every day so that he sees how to get from Point A to Point B. He will smell the pathway back to your house and it will be ingrained in him.

UntitledWhen you are on your way home from a walk say the phrase, "Let's go home!" at the end of each walk. That way, if he decides to "run away" later, he'll find his way. When folks see a stray dog, chances are they will say, "Go home!" to him. That may be just the information Fido needs to remind him where he belongs!

If you have questions about this or any other dog-related issue, call or text me at 856.981.8957 or email me at There is never a fee for email, text, or phone consultations.

Wado udohiyu, (thank you very much in the Cherokee language)

Dawn Watson

Owner, Brother of the Wolf, LLC

Serving Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties

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