How to Prevent a Dog from Digging and Escaping Under a Fence

residential fencing Denver pros can help keep your pets secure

Dogs love to dig. That’s just a fact of nature. In the case of many smaller dogs, the fence isn’t really recognized as a boundary, but more as a kind of an obstacle. So, as they grow, dogs sometimes get into the habit of digging under the fence, making enough space for themselves to exit the premises of your property, potentially getting themselves into trouble and impairing the structural integrity of the fence as well.

Fortunately, there are a few simple ways to discourage a dog from digging and escaping under a fence:

  1. Walk your dog at least twice a day and make sure that he gets enough exercise. Dogs have a lot of energy, and if they work out every day, they won’t use their energy to mess up your fence.
  2. Teach your dog a few simple commands and tricks, so you can discourage an activity whenever you don’t want them to continue it. That way, the dog will form a habit of avoiding that activity in the future, even if you’re not there to discourage it.
  3. Distract them with treats, balls and toys. Dogs love to play and they love to receive treats for a job well done. As long as they listen to you and they interact with the playful activities that you encourage, you’ll find that the treats they receive will make them forget all about their digging activities.
  4. Talk to conscientious residential fencing Denver pros and ask if there are any steps they can take during the fence installation or repair process to further prohibit your pets from escaping under your fence.