Our dog is about three years old…some facts:
We got him at the no-kill shelter as a puppy. He’s some sort of chow/husky mix, and if you look at his head right, it looks like he has some pit bull too.
We had a chain link fence installed when we bought the house, about seven years ago. Unfortunately, it was not installed correctly and the company has since folded. I have seven year old Confederate jasmine twining through a good portion of the fence, so replacing it really isn’t an option.
My son just went off to college and it’s possible the dog misses him.
The dog is not fixed (we’re going to take care of that in the next week or so)
Our next door neighbor used to have a dog that would climb his side of the fence into our yard to play with our dog but he is no longer around.
Our dog keeps digging under the fence to get out. We’ve done some jury-rigging at the bottom of the fence to keep him in, but we cannot trust him in the back yard alone and must go out with him to make sure he doesn’t slip out again. Once one section is repaired, he finds another. When we find him out and about, he comes to us very readily, like he was just out for a run and is quite happy to see us.
Ivylad did some Googling and thinks our dog is bored. We’re hoping getting him fixed will help, but Ivylad was looking at pictures of puppies and making my daughter squee at the possibility of getting another dog. I don’t really want the headache.
So, how do we stop our dog from digging his way free? Will fixing help, or does he need a playmate?