Meet Rocky, my 2-year-old mix of Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Pit Bull Terrier.
We've had him since he was about 2 months old.
Inside the house, he's as well-behaved as the family could ask for, if just a bit of brat( he likes to pull our sheets and pillows off of our beds and sleep on em ).
When we go for a walk on the leash, he obeys the basic sit-stay command and doesn't pull on the leash often; he doesn't even bark at other dogs, although he clearly shows interest.
The thing is, anytime the front door is left open, or he sees an opening when a family member opens the door, he bolts out and starts doing his own thing, completely ignoring the family's calls and running away when we try to catch him. What usually ends up happening is that we give up and wait for him to come back to the house on his own, clawing at the door when he wants to come in.
He gets 1-2 walks a day, 1 every night and sometimes one during the day. Should I just increase the amount of walks I give him or is there a deeper problem here? I'm all for letting him do what he wants, but I'd rather avoid the scared and angry looks I sometimes get from ignorant people who think that Rocky is a full-bred Pit Bull. Thanks in advance for the help and advice!