It just occurred to me at my riding stables today that all the farms around here have dogs. And almost all of them just let the dog do whatever they want, usually just walking around, sniffing the people that come up, etc.
I just wonder, they don't have any boundaries and they don't have fences or chains. How come they don't run away?
These farms are all on the side of the road with huge areas of grass and land, they could very well leave if they wanted to. They just wander around the farm and go into the house when the owner does at night...
I asked the stables' farm owner and she said she's never tried to train her dog to stay within the limits of the farm.
Why is it that a lot of people's house dogs runs away whenever the door is open or try to get out of the fence? Why do the SPCA find lots of people's pets on the street because they've escaped?