Princess is such an escape artist....

@trisha27 (3505)
United States
September 22, 2012 11:40pm CST
We have blocked off a hallway for princess to enjoy when we are away at work. We have have one of those baby gates to block out from the other rooms and she has so much room to run around and play in. Well, she is an escape artist this girl can jump so high that she jumps right over the baby gate and gets into everything. Now we have to find things to block off so she won't escape. Is anyone else's dogs an escape artist and if so what do you do to keep them from escaping.
1 response
• United States
24 Sep 12
Oh, my we have an escape artist now and had one before. Is the picture of the black lab puppy princess? We have a black lab mix, her name is Midnight. She's as sweet as can be, doesn't leave our side when we're at home, but when she's left alone, she's smart enough to know what items are really going to hurt us if she chews them up. She started with the remote control, somehow she figured out, we watch alot of t.v. the remote control has something to do with it....so she chewed it up. I swear to God. Our previous dog got tired of hearing our kids play the guitar hero and chewed up the microphone! These animals are so much smarter then we give them credit! Do you have a backyard and a room that opens out into it, that can be closed? I mean closed to the rest of the house but with access to the yard. I've had some dog sitters suggest kennels, I've known other people who used them. I never have, I would imagine it would have to be big enough for your dog to move around in. And with limited time. And maybe only for short while just to get her used to staying in one area.
@trisha27 (3505)
• United States
24 Sep 12
We've thought about that she's very little like 4 pounds and I think a kennel might work she'd have a lot of room to stretch play and even run around a bit. That's how small she is. I guess we kind of just didn't want to do that to her but give her a lot of room but think she may have too much room you know.
• United States
24 Sep 12
Yeah, maybe access to a backyard is too much room right now. I've heard alot of people recommend it, how many hours are you away? If its not too much and you may not have to do it for a long time, to kind of calm her down and train her not to get into stuff while your gone. In fact, check me on this, but I believe where ever you place the kennel in your house, when you take it away, she'll still gravitate to that space. I guess thats that Territory thing dogs have. So I'm thinking that maybe thats the long term goal in the Kennel training..to mainly get them used to THAT part of the house. I'm not expert, you'd probably want to ask your vet or ask customer service at Petco or one of those pet stores. But it kinda makes sense.
@trisha27 (3505)
• United States
25 Sep 12
The longest we are away from her is like 8 hours since we both work, but my hubby comes home at a set time. My time varies. I think you may be right about it being in a set a spot so she can be used to being in just that area. I will definitely have to try that out. We are planning on getting a kennel this week, so we'll see how that goes.