About 4 years ago we adopted a dog named Loki. Loki is a Golden Retriever/Husky mix who is now 51/2 years old. He is a wonderful dog, loves all people, great with kids, always ready to play. But he has one flaw, he jumps (climbs) fences and then runs.
I was not worried when we moved to this house, it has a cinder block fence. In the four months we have lived in this house, we had no problems. Loki loves the backyard. Because of a doggy door he can come in and go out as he pleases. He will spend hours outside laying in the sun, running around and just doing doggy things.
Then came the day after Thanksgiving. Matthew and Sarah were walking home and the dog apparently was in the backyard and heard them walking up. Yep, it happened. He climbed the wooden gate and up and over he went. Now that he knows he can do it, he has climbed it every time he is alone in the backyard.
I am very sad by this. We have had to shut the dog door. We have been making sure that somebody is outside with him every time he goes out. The next time Matt has some time off work, we are going to see what we can do to raise the gate to see if we can stop him. Crazy dog! Why can’t you just stay in the yard?