My 6 yo Pointer Mix has gone out on her own for the last year and a half or so. She was always very good about staying in her yard, doing her business and then coming back to the front door when finished. She would do this both day and night.
For the last couple of months she's been taking off from our yard. She likes to run to this other dog's house up the street as well as down the street in either direction. She will not come back when called even though she knows the command Come. We have to run after her and get her. Sometimes even running further when we get near.
We're a little dumbfounded as to why she started doing this and continues to do it. I realize the simple answer is to take her out on a leash every time she goes out. But even so, I'd like to figure out why she began to and continues to run off and how we can get her to stop and stay in her yard like a good girl again.