As i was leaving the house today with my sister, little niece, and Xena, there were some kids outside playing with BB guns and Xena temporarily lost her mind and lunged in their direction. In the process she pulled me over, toppled some plants, and slipped out of the leash. When she saw me fall, she sat and stared for a second before realizing that she was free...then RAN. I cant say this is the first time something like this has happened. Anytime someone leaves the door open and her doggy gate that prevents her from running isnt locked, shes gone. A few weeks ago, we were having our celing painted to repair damage from Hurricane Wilma. I stayed at my dads house during the process. One day he was going out to smoke and forgot to shut the door and she made a run for it. He lives off of a busy street and it was a friday afternoon during rush hour. She made a bee line for the street and ran right out in the middle of it. Luckily, the light was red, some kind people got out of their SUV to grab her, and my wonderful boyfriend was willing to run out there after her. Whenever I call her when shes out on one of her "runs," she acts deaf. Shes somehow come out of it everytime unharmed but im afraid one day we wont be so lucky. Any suggestions?