So I have a black and white pitbull that is a true escape artist. She has gotten out and I have found her many times over the 2 years I have had her (since a pup). The weird thing is that she got out about 2 months ago and was gone a month before a vet clinic right up the road calls and found here wandering when they opened first thing in the morning. It was obvious that someone had taken care of her because she was in great shape with a shiny coat. So she comes back home and escapes again the first night home (she is a digger). This time she is gone for 2 days before the pound calls me. I decided enough was enough after having had to drive around searching for her many many times over the past 3 months. so I left her at the pound. Another consideration is that I'd hate for my dog to be roaming the neighborhood and for someones dog to get attacked or worse. Plus I have a little boy that is getting into everything and the night that she had come back home she woofed at him in a threatening manner. So that finalized the decision not to pick her up, and honestly was the main deciding factor. Anyhow so today (about a month from when she got out of the yard) she shows up at the garage. I mean what are the chances? I'm glad to have her back, but I don't want her around my little boy since he is now at walking age and her behavior when she was last home towards him was suspect. To wrap up I want to keep my dog, but I've got to figure out a way to stop her from digging out. Due to the circumstances I know that I will be kenneling her inside during the day while I am at work (when she always gets out) and while the boy is playing until I figure out a way to secure the fence better to stop the digging. I'm thinking maybe some sort of wire will do the trick if I bury it, but I'd like some suggestions from someone who has had a similar challenge with a dog? Note: I live in a 3 bedroom 2 story home, and have a medium size back yard. The fence is wooden, but is not the best fence. It's obvious the owner or builder went cheap. Additionally I have another blue fawn pitbull that is also a female. She grew up from a puppy with my black and white pit (from 1 year old the white dog), and I almost wonder if the younger dog coming into puberty has anything to do with the increase in the escape artist digging out and constantly wanting to get free. This dog has gotten out before as I mentioned, but I was always able to bring her back home without a huge fuss (maybe had to chase her on foot in a good run for a couple of streets/blocks over lol). She mostly acted as if it was a game of chase. Now she gets out and is poof gone. I wish I could understand the behavior a little more. Heck maybe she is just a free spirit?