Regardless of what type of fence you have, chicken wire makes a great addition to keep your dog in. dig down several inches below the ground surface.
If you have a wooden fence, attach the chicken wire with u shaped nails to the fence. If your fence is chain link, attach it with strips of wire in a twisted fashion. This will not only keep your dog from tearing through your fence, it will keep them from digging under it as well.
If you have a wooden fence that your dog keeps pulling at, use the same boards to reinforce the bottom. Turn the boards sideways, this way, even if they pull piece off of the board, they still cannot escape.
No one wants to resort to using a tie out on their dog. However, after your dog gets out of your yard and goes for their stroll, tie them out the next few times they go outside. After a few times of getting out and then having to be tied out, they may change their mind about going for a stroll alone.
Exercise Your Dog
Your dog may be getting out because he is bored. Take him for a walk at least twice a day, this may cure his taste for freedom and exercise. Give him lots of treats and toys, an under stimulated dog will find plenty of mischief to get into.
Even if you are tired, there are great ways to exercise your dog. Playing fetch does not take much out of you, simply sit in a lawn chair and toss a ball. Your dog will love it, and you can sit back with a cold glass of lemonade.
Charlene Little is the mother of three wonderful boys and a volunteer foster mom for her local animal shelter. She enjoys working with various breeds of dogs and cats in learning social behavior, training, and how to be the successful member of a fur-ever family. She enjoys studying animals' behavior and finding solutions to behavior problems that the everyday person can handle. She covers topics from various forms of aggression and small problem behaviors. Every problem behavior has a solution, and the solution is never to give up on your pet! Love, kindness, and small adjustments could be just what you need.