Bad Dog

I need some advice.

Our Beagle, Buster, keeps digging holes under our fence and escaping on adventures. This has been an ongoing problem for about a year and I'm sick of it! We are so desperate to plug the holes in the fence that we had to use the kids bikes, wood and concrete blocks! He has escaped so many times, we just started leaving the front door cracked and he always comes strolling in when he's ready.

I love my Buster Brown, but I'm about to hurt him if he digs again.

It would break my heart if anything happened to him.

Anyone have any ideas on what to do?


Jenny said...

I feel your pain. Our beagles have always been diggers (they're 9 and 10 years old). We tried stapling chicken wire to the fence and burying part of it. We tried penning them up in a portion of the yard and burying bricks all the way around. Didn't work. They escaped and got picked up by animal control (more than once). We had to pay fines to get them out, and since then, they've been on chains inside their pen area. I don't like it, and I feel like a really bad pet owner, but we can't keep them safe any other way it seems. I have wondered if an invisible fence system might work (with the little shock collars), but we've never invested in that. I hope you figure something out! :(

Amanda said...
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Amanda said...

We bought a good sized pen to keep him in during the day, and he howled for eight hours straight. A police officer showed up at our door the first day we tried that method and told us neighbors called all day complaining of a howling beagle! I love him, and he is so cute, but I'm beyond frustrated with him. Thanks for your input. Sounds like we need to invest in a shock collar.

Gary and Kellye said...

My Dad's beagles respond well to the invisible fence. If your yard is already fenced in, it probably wouldn't be too much effort to install one (kind'a like you'd install electric fence line...I think). That's what we'll probably get to "fence" in our 2 acres...if/when we get a dog.