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Old 18.09.2016, 16:28
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do know any enclosed space for a dog to run in

Anyone know any large enclosed public space around Allschwil / Basel we could take the recently acquired rescue mutt, so she can run around off the lead without running off (unlikely.. but a worse case scenario) ?
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Old 18.09.2016, 16:36
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Re: do know any enclosed space for a dog to run in

No, and I cannot imagine anyone would offer their land with a fence for nothing.

I imagine that if you join a club for dog owners they might rent or own a piece of land for that purpose, and you might be able to use it privately.

However most dog owners prefer to keep their dogs under control, and not let them run about wildly. Maybe you could buy a long lead, to give your dog relative freedom, and go for a walk in the woods?
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No, and I cannot imagine anyone would offer their land with a fence for nothing.

I imagine that if you join a club for dog owners they might rent or own a piece of land for that purpose, and you might be able to use it privately.

However most dog owners prefer to keep their dogs under control, and not let them run about wildly. Maybe you could buy a long lead, to give your dog relative freedom, and go for a walk in the woods?
Sorry but what is that about??? Just because you have a dog doesn't mean it should be attached to a leash 24/7. Is there any reason for you to believe that the OP is irresponsible with his/her dog?

Off lead /= automatically irresponsible in my book.
Off lead and unable to recall your dog = irresponsible.

As long as the OP knows the factors under which his/her dog cannot be recalled (e.g. an enticing rabbit running about within the smell-vicinity of the dog), as well as his/her canton's/commune's leash laws/regulations, and plans his/her on- and off-leash times accordingly, I see no problem whatsoever.

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No, and I cannot imagine anyone would offer their land with a fence for nothing.

I imagine that if you join a club for dog owners they might rent or own a piece of land for that purpose, and you might be able to use it privately.

However most dog owners prefer to keep their dogs under control, and not let them run about wildly. Maybe you could buy a long lead, to give your dog relative freedom, and go for a walk in the woods?
We have a fully fenced garden, over 1000m2. We are about 40 minutes from Basel. Send me a PM with contact details.
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We have a fully fenced garden, over 1000m2. We are about 40 minutes from Basel. Send me a PM with contact details.
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Re: do know any enclosed space for a dog to run in

Look up the dog courses in your area. These usually have a fenced space, and this is only one of the reasons to go on a course. The dog needs to practice this skill to learn it, as do you.
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Old 18.09.2016, 17:43
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Re: do know any enclosed space for a dog to run in

We have a 10 meters slip line for our little monster, which allows her a little freedom and is great for recall. Not a flexi lead but Biothane and bright yellow at that.

We have had to learn how to not get tangled when she runs around having a mad moment, but it does not seem to restrict her, still being attached.

When we have the opportunity and feel it is safe she runs free, but we do recall at 10 metres to keep her close.
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Re: do know any enclosed space for a dog to run in

I have seen public parks with fenced area (waist high) for dogs to go crazy inside without leash
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Re: do know any enclosed space for a dog to run in

Drive by groaning! Don't you just apreciate free speech when you find it?

As the dog was rescued and the OP was asking for an enclosed space, I wrongly assumed the OP had no recall contrl over the dog. It needs practise, but is achievable. Try walking back the way you came if the dog does not respond, and praise him when he finds you again. Good recall will come after a time, when the dog realises that without you he gets no food.
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It needs practise, but is achievable. Try walking back the way you came if the dog does not respond, and praise him when he finds you again. Good recall will come after a time, when the dog realises that without you he gets no food.
This, and I firmly believe that every dog has their "recall distance" but it takes a long time to learn what it is. That distance in which they will (nearly 100%) come back when called.

Our old girl was brilliant up to 15 metres, as reliable as you like (excepting pheasant interference ). The present one is about 10 metres, excepting any interference. We have developed eyes in the back of our heads and only let her off lead when the coast is clear or we see people and dogs she is familiar with.

Practice, practice , practice. May not make perfect but!!!
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Re: do know any enclosed space for a dog to run in

In Klein Basel, there is an enclosed dog park near Horburgpark. It has some picnic tables to sit at and normally always some water bowls. Fountain nearby. Dogs can run freely in an enclosed space with no fear of running away
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In Klein Basel, there is an enclosed dog park near Horburgpark. It has some picnic tables to sit at and normally always some water bowls. Fountain nearby. Dogs can run freely in an enclosed space with no fear of running away
Link to an article about the place:
20min article
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Anyone know any large enclosed public space around Allschwil / Basel we could take the recently acquired rescue mutt, so she can run around off the lead without running off (unlikely.. but a worse case scenario) ?
Ask your local Kynologischer Verein, hspallschwil.ch in your case.
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Re: do know any enclosed space for a dog to run in

Don't know if it is allowed , to unleash the dog at the kannenfeldpark
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this place is in a central location in Basel and has a nice field. Also plenty of places to sit.
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Don't know if it is allowed , to unleash the dog at the kannenfeldpark
Like most parks, dogs are not allowed in Kannenfeldpark.
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Look up the dog courses in your area. These usually have a fenced space, and this is only one of the reasons to go on a course. The dog needs to practice this skill to learn it, as do you.
Heartily second this suggestion.

Yes, the goal should be to reach a solid reliable recall so that your dog can safely run off lead where permitted.

But that takes training and time. Lots of training, lots of time. With all my newly-adopted mutts I follow my trainer's motto:

Vertrauen ist gut - kontrolle ist besser.

First stop, before the ink is even dry on the adoption papers, is the Hundeschule. We go several times per week, not only to train but more importantly to socialize and run offlead and let my dog enjoy himself in a safe and managed environment, among owners and dogs I know and trust.

Working in this safe environment gives me a better idea of what my newbie can and cannot do, and helps me to understand where the newbie is on the Vertrauen/Kontrolle scale.

So in addition to looking for a safe public space, please do consider starting training classes as soon as possible. I see training classes as a fun social activity for both my dog and me. We start with Familienhund as a general all-around class, and then move on from there, depending on each dog's interests.

Wishing you and your new addition all the best.
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