Dogs are curious creatures. They tend to seek out new sounds and smells, causing them to long for what’s outside of their gated yard. Hearing or seeing something new and exciting walk by their yard can be extremely tempting for our furry friends, and it may be tempting enough for them to try to escape.
Some of the most common pups that have a need to explore are intact male dogs, dogs that are left alone or bored, and dogs that are known to hunt and seek out critters. Each of these possibilities can cause a dog to fight off the constant urge to explore, making a possible escape route really tempting.
Our dogs are extremely smart when they put their mind to something, making it easy for dogs to find any weaknesses in your backyard’s security. Most dogs that escape their yard have found a broken section in their fence, an area that’s easy to dig out of, or are not tied up correctly.