See February 23, 2001
So my dog
. We determined he's smart
(well, at least not stupid anyway) because he's figured out how to let himself out of his crate
. After worrying about how to keep him in, I came up with a solution
. I took one of his old leashes
, and slid the crate's rear corner post through the handle. This put the leash's thingy (you know, the part that attaches to a dog collar) right next to the lever you have to push to open the door
. So I clipped the leash
onto the lever, and it only left about a two inch opening. Thinking he couldn't get out, the man and I went out for dinner
We were wrong.
I am getting embarassed at not being able to outsmart my dog. OF COURSE he was there gretting us at the door when we got home two hours later. I shouldn't have used a leash
he could chew. I shouldn't have left two inches gap. He just chewed the leash
apart and went on his merry way.
Ugh. So, I knew I should have used the metal chain leash
. So what now? Hopefully now I've got it (though it wouldn't surprise me to be greeted at the door by cozmo yet again). I used the clip from the now chewed-and-useless leash
and attached it to a keyring
, which I attached to the crate. There should now not be enough room to slide the lever at all. I know he's going to somehow get out. I KNOW IT.