Dogs visiting our house in Kentucky are pretty rare, but my mother brings hers off and on. My son, who doesn’t normally watch dogs stayed with the dogs for the day while we went out for a while. The beagle (who is huge) decided to try to escape! He normally digs looking for rabbits all over our backyard, but this was a new one. Growing up, our dogs were generally let to run around the yard and not kept in cages. When they were put in cages – the cages were made of wire from corn cribs. Apparently the wood just doesn’t stand up to a beagle.
So the question is, do we need a stronger fence or a dog sitter that knows more about dogs? And how do I keep the dogs in? I’ve been placing chairs over every hole in the yard to stop the dogs from escaping.