Dogs can get out of yards by jumping, digging, breaking through old fencing or simply walking through an unclosed gate. Some ways to prevent this from happening: be sure that you do not have things close to the fence that a dog can get up on then jump the fence such as tables landscape or unwanted items. Check your fencing regularly for any breaks, looseness or holes. If your dog is a digger you may need to bury some fencing under the ground to stop your dog from escaping. If you have gates that open easily or are hard to keep shut you may need to put a lock on them so that your pet is secure. Your local Animal Control Officers have seen many ideas about keeping your animals home safe, give them a call they are happy to help.