My Dog is an Escape Artist! in Pets Posted March 4, 2011 Despite having the whole garden fenced, my nearly 2 year old Labrador squeezes under the gate (about a 30cm gap) whenever another dog goes by, or walkers, and ocassionally in hot pursuit of a tractor. This has to stop! He's either going to get himself injured, or cause an accident, or terrify someone.I can't block the gap under the gate because it is a sliding gate, and anything attached to the bottom wouldn't go through the roller. He's a big strong boy so if I just put a big lump of wood or something in front of the gate he'd just push it out of the way. And anyway, we use the gate a lot and it would be a real pain in the neck to have to keep moving some vast obstacle. I don't want to tie him up, because I really hate seeing dogs tied up, and anyway he'd probably throttle himself! My feeling is that he is bored - he does get lots of walks, but I think he's lonely. I would like to get him a companion, but not at all sure that is the answer at the moment because he'd probably lead the new dog astray. Anybody have any ideas?