Can I let My Dog Run Loose
June 24th, 2010
Letting your cowdog run loose while you are outside is fine but if you are gone, he will probably find some way to get into trouble. Not only is itt a way for him to develop bad habits, he could get run over or he could decide to gather the neighbors cows instead of yours. Cowdogs are smart but they have trouble reading brands.
On the other hand, it's not good to leave one tied or penned up all of the time either. If you are not using him, just try to let him out as often as you can. Dogs spend most of their idle time sleeping but they do need exercise.