I posted before about my dog fighting with one of my cats. They finally seem to be getting along better - knock on wood! However, this dog keeps trying to run away and that is driving me nuts! Most of the time, he listens well - come, sit, down, leave it, etc. He is only outside when we are. If we can't pay full attention to him, we tie him up. Sometimes something will just catch his eye (like a squirrel) and he will take off without looking back. I don't know if he would come back or not, because someone always ends up catching him and calling me. He does at least stay away from the road because he is afraid of cars. We can't fence the yard (we have horse fencing up and he can slip under that). We tried a training collar, but he only responds to it sometimes. I think it probably needs to be tighter to maintain contact with his skin, but I can't bring myself to tighten it any more. I don't punish him when I go pick him up because I know that is wrong, but I can't make myself praise him either. I try doing the "run the other way" calling him thing, but he doesn't even look at me - just keeps running. Any ideas? I hate that I can't trust him for a second. It makes it harder to wear him out, since a game of "fetch" can turn into a game of "which neighbor will call me about my loose dog" in seconds.