You will remember from a previous post that I talked about my dog getting out of his kennel. He figured out how to flip up the latch on the side of his kennel.
Long story short, we put a small chain on it and have not had a problem since. Now he has figured out how to lift the front latch. Today, as I was trying to complete some homework, Taavi pranced his proud little Houdini lock popping self into the study, gloating over his victory. I put him back in his kennel….twice. Finally, I tied a piece of ribbon around it to hold the door closed in the event he flipped up the latch again. I heard nails clicking on the wood floors and in walks Taavi, again, with the ribbon in his mouth with a grin that only Houdini could have perfected (Is that all you got??). So….I put him BACK in his kennel, and double knotted the ribbon. That held. I had to cut the ribbon later in order to get him out. I found another chain to put on the front latch too. As I am sitting here typing this (Taavi is out of his kennel. I only let them out if they did their business) Sparky is still in his kennel because he is still being pottytrained. I keep hearing “cling, click, clink”. I go investigate…..Taavi is trying to break Sparky out now. I have two dogs on the lam. Some animals are just too smart for their own good….or for my peace of mind when I am trying to do homework.