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Old 07-14-2020, 01:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Move the wood pile away from the wall.
I had a beagle mix that would literally climb trees and chain link fences and he jumped off a 10 ft woodpile once to get out and killed himself. Some dogs will do anything to escape.
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Once a dog gets out of a kennel or a yard they never stop looking for a way out...ounce of prevention is a worth a pound of cure...your are screwed now!
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Pack -- yes, border collie.


She's great. i watched her yesterday from the window -- the squirrel obstacle course immediately came to mind.

(I'm living at my parents right now while our home is being built. This is a new yard to Sally. We should only be here for a couple more months. Then Sally will have all the freedom she ever wanted - and probably won't leave the porch!)

Yesterday she ended up in the neighbor's back yard behind us. Before we could go retrieve her, she just jumped the wall coming back.

The wood pile is actually against a compost bin made from cinder blocks. This bin is about 3' away from the perimeter cinder block wall. Sally climbs the wood pile to the top of the compost bin, then walks then jumps the span to the perimeter wall. She then proceeds to walk the permiter, steping over / under tree branches until she gets wherever she is trying to get to.

I watched her do this, and made sure to give her a scolding. She knows she shouldn't be up on the wall now. As added insurance I placed some 5 gallon buckets (with water) on top of the compost bin. So now the question becomes: does she accept the challenge?

This should be fun. I need to get the camera moved so I can get more video of the real action.
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Dogs are interesting to watch when they are by themselves.

Years ago a friend borrowed my video camera and set it up in his apartment to see what his two Britney spaniels were doing during the day.

We watched it that night. The dogs were all over everything that they weren't suppose to be. Up on counters along with running around in the apartment. They both opened the cubbard where the trash was at and looked in and then politely closed the door with their noses. Without the video evidence you would of never had the idea of what they had been into that day.
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Dogs are interesting to watch when they are by themselves.

Years ago a friend borrowed my video camera and set it up in his apartment to see what his two Britney spaniels were doing during the day.

We watched it that night. The dogs were all over everything that they weren't suppose to be. Up on counters along with running around in the apartment. They both opened the cubbard where the trash was at and looked in and then politely closed the door with their noses. Without the video evidence you would of never had the idea of what they had been into that day.
I've seen that video as well. It's called "Secret Life of Pets" I'm pretty sure there was a sequel too.
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Cool obstacle course! I like Gus I think those squirrels might be related to Rocky the Squirrel!

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PBH, we need video of this! Get er done.
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After reading the first post, I knew you were talking about a border collie. They are smart, and at least from my own experience, won't leave your property. They are velcro dogs, and don't stray far. We hard a border/aussie mix, and somehow he got outside, and I went to the front door, and there he was sitting there like, "Hey, you gonna let me in or what?!" I have no idea how long he was there, but it was awhile.

Picture or video of the escape route in question would help. Offhand to boil things back down to the basics, there's only two ways to go about it:
a.) Somehow make it physically impossible for her. (easy way)

b.) Dissuasion. (hard way)


The good news is that border collies are easily trainable, and learn things quickly... .though that can be a double edged sword.
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So far, so good -- I placed some buckets on the compost bin wall to prevent the dog access. She hasn't escaped again.....yet.

The biggest thing is just keeping her busy. It's those days that she doesn't get a walk that she starts to get in trouble.



Vanilla -- I'm affraid a video isn't going to happen. I should have pulled out my phone when I watched her do it last week -- instead I went out and scolded her. The last thing I want to do is encourage her to do it again....which she hasn't.
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