My meters are in the front yard, obviously inaccessible by Maggie. Only the back yard has complete fencing, the front is open with an open court yard. But last year the electricity company left a note in my box to say they couldn't read the meter because of the dog (locked in the back yard and only visible if you walk down the side of the house and stick your nose over the gate!)
I had to call their number and assure them about the dog. I am not even sure how they knew she was there as she would rather run than bark unless she is sitting with me and the day the card was left we were out with the dog! So they have no intention here of any of those things like cutting padlocks ( what bastards). They won't even walk on the property.