Let’s face it. Dogs are curious and will do whatever it takes to get what they want! This is when a fenced-in backyard has its perks. Dogs can roam freely while sniffing out their favorite scents. This is ideal, but it’s always bad when a dog becomes an “escape artist.” This is a dog that discovers a way to bypass the fence and venture into the outside world.
You may be wondering why your dog would want to escape the backyard in the first place. There are a variety of reasons! They may be bored and want to find something that stimulates their mind. Furthermore, they might have seen something they want on the other side of the fence.
There are rabbits, squirrels, and other animals that may intrigue dogs.
Think about the many ways that a dog can escape the backyard. Some dogs can jump high enough to clear a fence! Other dogs may take an alternate route by digging under the fence. Unfortunately, this happens more than you would think, and it is a very dangerous scenario. Below is a list of tips on preventing your dog from becoming a master escape artist.
- Fill up the open areas. Take a deep look into your entire backyard and fenced area. Block any holes or flawed areas of the fence with concrete slabs, bricks, or plywood.
- Consider using landscaping. Did you know that shrubs and hedges do an excellent job of deterring pets from trying to jump? This is also a good option if you would like to make your backyard look better.
- Chicken wire will work wonders. Dogs love to dig. Adding chicken wire to the bottom of the fence will serve as a deterrent to prevent the dog from digging around that area.
- Add concrete. This tip is for dogs most determined to get out of the backyard.
We hope you take our tips seriously to prevent your dog from venturing into the neighborhood. You must always watch your dog while being aware of suspicious activities. Prevention will ensure that your dog is happy and safe.