Leonberger Question

My family is thinking of getting a Leonberger, we were wondering if leos can play off the leash....


My family is thinking of getting a Leonberger, we were wondering if leos can play off the leash. the thing is we don't have a fenced in yard. We are curious if leos have a tendency to run away, of course all outdoor play would always be supervised. Due to the size of our yard (and the fact that it runs through the woods) it would cost a fortune to be fenced.

    In Leonberger - Asked by Anonymous - 7/12/2011 9:18:53 PM
A well balanced Leonberger will be highly trustworthy and have incredible patience, even with the most obnoxious children. The Leonberger is serious, eager and willing to please, responding well to training. Teach them to respect humans by training them not to jump, to heel on the lead and to enter and exit all door and gateways after the humans.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/19/2011 5:43:34 PM


Once the leo is mature at about 3 years old, it might be responsible enough not to wander, but until then it will require a fenced in yard. Woods adjacent to your house sounds perfect for long walks and exploring. Maybe you could fence a small part of it. The fence doesn't need to be that high, maybe 1.5m, as leos don't jump, but it does need to be strong and secure at the ground.
    Answered by Anonymous - 2/22/2012 3:53:35 AM