For the last two weeks we've had a VERY UNINVITED visitor in the dogs' pen. Big Bear and I were awoken early one snowy morning to the sound of a dog barking, not one of our dogs. I said that I thought the dog was in the dog pen, he said that was impossible. I got up to look and sure enough there was a big golden retriever in our backyard.
We didn't put too much thought into I went down to let the big guy out. Once I got down there I realized that it was a very troublesome dog that roams the neighborhood. There have been a lot of complaints about him.
Over the last two weeks this PITA (Pain In The A$$) has gotten locked in the backyard six times. PITA crawls under a loose area in the fence, but then he can't get out. He doesn't do it when the dogs are out, only when they are inside. When our dogs are out he runs the fence with them. So once he gets in he wants out. He stands out there and barks until someone lets him out. This in-turn drives my dogs absolutely NUTS!
I have put logs on both sides of the fence where he is digging in. PITA can physically move them out of the way - ON BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE!
This morning PITA once again was in the backyard. Big Bear was watching him from the office window. That was when our Gate Mystery was solved. Big Bear saw PITA trying to lift the latch, but he can't now that it's padlocked! I stood and watched PITA for a while. That little bugger actually didn't want to wait for us. He crawled out under another loose spot the fence. I don't know how to keep him out!! What a PITA!!!!
Oh Sure! He looks sweet and innocent. I won't deny he is a beautiful dog, smart too!
BUT! He is a weird dog to break into a fenced yard!!