It was really nice here in Toronto today. So nice that when my husband and I were planning on going outside to do some work on our front yard we decided to let our dog sit in the enclosed front porch to watch us work.
We had a scare though.
When my husband opened the screen door our dog ran out of the house! This has only happened once before and luckily, just as she did the one time it happened before she ran onto the sidewalk and then into our driveway towards the backyard.
Sigh of relief!
If she’d run out into the street I think I’d be doing some doggy funeral planning right now. We live on a very busy street and I’d hate to think of what might have happened if she’d run in front of a car.
Our Lab, Midnight is usually pretty good about listening to us. I tell her to sit and stay when I’m opening the outer screen door and she does. I do however usually keep my hand close to her collar so that I can grab her if she decides not to stay put, but she always does. I think what happened today was that my husband forgot to tell her to say and since he’s the one that walks her most often I think she just thought she was going out with him.
Anyway, I’m relieved that my dog is safe.
Have you had any close calls with your dog getting out of the house?