We're also having big issues with the dog escaping. If she escapes, she will keep running away and we have to run after her. We call her name but she ignores us and keeps on trutting away. If we eventually find her and get close enough, we have to lure in close with treats. My parents are the primary caretarkers and I know that they won't always have time to go after the dog. It's getting ridiculous! In one instance, both of my parents spent two hours trying to convince the dog to come back. I'm beginning to worry that our neighbors think we're abusing the poor dog! What is going on? We always give her treats when she comes and we call her and she has a big backyard that is hers to roam in, so why does she always insist on running away? Just the other day, when it was raining and cold, our dog found a way to escape and I almost caught a cold running after the poor thing. We can't continue to do this! Also, she is scared to death of the clicker! I tried to use the clicker and as soon as I did, she ran outside and when I dragged her in, she was shivering! I tried the clicker again in my room she ran under the desk and wouldn't come back out (needlessly to say, the clicker lies in a desk drawer now). She had the same problem with a bicycle horn. What is going on? Is it normal for her to be so afraid of certain sounds? How can I convince her that it's ok? Thanks!