Okay, so I own a nearly 9 year old Australian Terrier, We used to be on approx 1/4 of an acre. He had plenty of room ro run around and lots of toys & he gets walked every day ... Plus we have another dog that he plays with. Every since he was about 2 he has been a bad HOODINI, I mean he fits through things i can barely get my hand through, Or under gates that have about a 30cm gap! He Climbs and then Jumps Fences, He breaks or pulls anything we have put up to stop him getting out off and then Gets out!
It has been going on for ages, once he knows where he can get out he does!
We moved house about 5 months ago to something that had a smaller backyard He still gets his walks and still has his toys.
But last night as i sat watching tv My mum walked in with what looked like an oversized hairy toddler. Before I realised it was B.J. We looked every where to find where he had gotten out. There is the side part of our backyard that has a small lane way, we have closed the gate so the dogs cant get in there as B.J has already pulled the wooden latese off so he can get into the front yard!! He still has the rest of the backyar which is fairly big.
So we figured out he had squeezed himself through the 20cm gaps in the gates and straight through the other gate into the front yard... This happened Twice!!!
It has become ridiculous how much he escapes... He gets 30 -60 minutes of walking a day and plenty of excerices. We are always out there with him . But he still finds a way to get out.
If anyone has the same situation or knows any ideas to help it would be greatly appreciated.
I added a picture of B.J to show you he isnt the largest dog but he is small enough to fit through things he fits through and also a picture of one of the gaps he would fit through!