Ok, so I've raised award winning hunting dogs, and I've raised a perfect seeing-eye dog, and I've had dogs as pets my whole life, but now I have one that's got me by the cookies and I'm about to find him a new home - because he keeps running away.
Let's overlook the fact that he's a roller (those of you who understand that know what I mean), and overlook the fact that he's terrified of men, he's a great dog otherwise, very sweet and loving. He'll sit there in the yard while I garden, or just be with me outside for hours - then he takes off and I can't find him.
I walk him 3 full times a day. Full walks. I feed him the best food, just got him a full exam at the vet, I mean this dog wants for nothing. But I can't tolerate these little "walkabouts" he goes on. I can't afford a fence, and I've tried as much as I can to get him to stop taking off.
Is it POSSIBLE, that obeidence training would stop him from running away? Not that I would go, of course, because I'm a dog snob and think I know everything already. But - is it possible?