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    Default Escape Artist!

    Dozer has been escaping from our backyard. He managed to did under our fence and got out and went to see the dog next door! When we covered up the hole he got quite angry and tried to snap at us. We put down concrete pavers along the fence line but he managed to find a tiny hole that wasnt covered and sqeezed through it.

    Does anyone have any ideas!

    In the last 2 weeks he has turned into such a brat and is testing us by escaping and eating everything.

    HELP

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    I am an expert at the mind of a houdini, having owned one for 10 years.
    You can get collars and if they get a certain distance from the fence, it lets off a bad smell, you can also get a shock collar which is a bit more extreme but im not fond of that idea.
    You can also just re-cover that gap where he got out.
    Make sure he is micro-chipped, registered and has a name and number on his collar.
    I have had many fines for Roly ending up at the pound!
    Good luck!

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    I knew someone who put pepper all along the fence line LOL

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    The only way I've found to stop them re-digging at a fence line is to fill their holes with their poo. Then a covering of dirt of course, but they can still smell it even though we can't, and they pick a new spot. I once fixed a fence and they loved the soft ground where the wire had been dug in to help stop escaping . So every time I picked up the yard I dug out a little section and filled it back in with poop. It was the only thing that stopped them digging under.

    I'm presuming he's an adolescent? They're pains in the butt and no mistake. I have them in dogs and human kids... No respite!

    Make sure he's microchipped and wearing a tag with your phone number - they can be really good at getting through tiny spaces when they're trying hard!

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    Thanks for your replies.

    We have managed to stop him escaping by covering the fence line with concrete pavers. It should slow him down!

    He is a 4 1/2 months old so is very curious and is kelpie x so is very smart - bad combination. We have him microchipped and has a tag which was lucky as we got a phone call to say that he had been found.

    Dozer seems to be wanting alot to eat at the moment as well. I am assuming this is because he is gowing through a growth spurt (he has got really tall lately)? Should I be feeding him a bit more? He seems to chew random things if I dont give him more food than normal. Thoughts?

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