question: moving to an acreage and dogs
My husband and I will be moving to 8 acres in the country (surrounded by farm fields). Our Rottweiler mix has never been outside off of her leash, except in a fenced dog play area. We would prefer not to build a fence. What options do we have if she wants run off the property? We plan to walk her on the leash where we would like her to play several times before we try to remove the leash. Does anyone have other training tips? She is a slow learner who strives on routine and becomes nervous with change.
We also plan to adopt a male dog next year, when she is settled (not sure if that is relevant - she likes other dogs). She is just under 2 years old.
Thanks in advance for any advice. It is appreciated.