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Old 04-24-2018, 10:24 PM   #1
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When I go to the Agility trial I leave my dogs in a kennel run I built off the barn with a heated place to sleep. My brother-in-law comes over and checks on them on Saturday and Sunday and everything was fine.

When I arrived home at 10 am on Monday and got out to open my gate, my three dogs (Bonnie, Gypsy and Izzy) were sitting on my driveway. I drove through my gate and closed it. I knew there was one weak spot in the back of the run but when I left there was a foot of snow on it. It warmed up over the weekend and they had dug out which meant they were in my neighbors above me. They have no fences so the dogs could have gone anywhere. When I checked the rest of my outside fence I found they had just come a little way down the fence and dug back into the yard. They did not want to leave home, thank goodness.

I have the wire all ready to put up but just have to wait till the rest of the snow is gone but I will have to fix it before I go to the trial on May 4th weekend. I am going to take Bonnie with me as I suspect she is the instigator and the other two just follow her lead.

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Having one of my dogs escape is one of my worst fears. I obsessively check the gate every time before I let them out, but there is a lot of traffic in my area and that scares me as much as them getting loose. I’m not sure they would ever find their way home even if they could do so safely. I’m glad yours were safely waiting at home for you.
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I know how lucky I am. We do not have a lot of traffic come down my road but what does is not usually going very slowly plus a few trucks as they are building a new house up the road. They would never see the dogs in time if they ran out the driveway at the wrong time.

I suspect it was Bonnie as she learned to dig out last summer when I was evacuated at my friends place during the fires. She was not comfortable being in a strange place and not in the house. Just hope Gypsy and Izzy have not learned from her.

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The lady behind us use to keep several dogs for the little local rescue. And sometimes she had them for months. Some dug--and dug and dug to get into our yard. e dug a trcnch along the fence and pour cement and that did stop them--for a while. Then they started chewing the bottom of the fence up. She nailed strips of plywood along the fence . Thank goodness she no longers has any dogs other than her own 3.
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I was trying to think the other day what to do to make the run escape proof and I thought about digging down inside the fence and putting cement in it so glad to hear that it would work. Right now I have a big plank along the ground inside the fence and as the run was built on part of what was the driveway, it is very hard digging not like along the back of it where they got out. Before I did that I just left Gypsy (the pup) and Izzy in there together and no digging. Yesterday I left all three in while I went to town and when I came back Bonnie had started to dig one spot so definitely taking her with me this coming weekend when I will be away from Friday to Monday at the Agility trial. I don't want my brother-in-law to have to be worrying about them getting out.

I repaired the back of the run where they got out before so they cannot dig out that way now. As the ground on that side runs uphill, it was easier to fix.

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What about laying chicken wire fencing on the ground?
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When I first got these panels I used for the run (in another spot), I laid down stucco wire but found unless you completely covered the ground, they managed to pull it up. I laid it along the fence line and about three feet into the run. Before long it was sticking up everywhere.

For now, I have laid a long 2 x 6 plank along the fence line but as I am not away from home for along at a time so no digging but when I leave from Friday to Monday, Bonnie has more time to think of ways to get out even if she is not going anywhere.

For this weekend trial I am going to take Bonnie with me as it is an outdoor trial and lots of places they can run off leash.

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Gotta watch that Bonnie! lol She is too smart for her own good!
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