Ok so a little background I have 2 dogs a shi tzu who is almost 2 and my 9 yr old wire fox terrier. They are both fixed. And are both males. My question really only is for my wft . We recently moved to a new place and he has been known to love a good escape and run every now and then.... fun for him amazingly terrifying for me. I always am right behind him running with a leash.. my shi tzu will run for 10 ft and decide he likes it inside much better and turn around lol but not my wft he books it. Ok so he plans iit out and is REALLY GOOD AT IT . this new place we are renting I'm not allowed to put a screen door up or anything in front of the door to block him. I have tried the whole no one goes near the door without him being locked up but with kids someone always slips up. So I finally went to the store and payed $100 for one of those shock collars that u put in your house to keep the dog away from things I opened it up and looked at my boy and I didn't have the heart to put it on him... the prongs are huge and it says u can't leave it on him for long periods of time.. so I just couldn't do it... Well a week later no joke, I went to take the garbage out and told my 6 yr old to stay inside she didn't and out goes my boy.. well by the time I got the kids shoes on. I ran up the street and there are 2 choices left or right he was nowhere to be seen. Well I went left and on my way back to check the other street I seen animal control ... he was hit by 2 cars head on! The animal control lady and the sweet man who actually pulled over to help (unlike the two people who hit him with their cars) him were amazed that he just got right up the sweet man walked over and picked him up. And my dog bit him , he was scared so they understood plus he is utd on all his shots so they weren't worried it wasn't bad. I ran him to the vet and he was cut up and bruised but ok! How amazing is that we are so lucky ! They gave him some puppy pain meds and he is doing great .. So I. Guess I should suck it up and put the collar on him? The vet agreed but I feel so horrible about it But at the same time what choice do I have. He already takes no less than 9 walks a day I'm not even kidding lol this dog LOVES to be outside so he knows that if he barks at the door I will take him on as many walks as he wants lol so its not like I can get him to exercise more he walks so much my shi tzu makes me carry him home after a while lol.
Ps I was so worried about my boy that I didn't even realize that the two people just hit him and ran! WTF I wouldn't have blamed them. I know he just ran out into the street in-front of their car. But friggin pull over see if the animal is ok is getting help. The sweet man who helped him wasn't one of them he only seen it happen and he kept saying I can't believe he just stood up they both hit him head on and then a few drove over him and he bounced off a pole also ... thank god he is ok.