Your dog depends on you to keep him safe and this includes keeping him from escaping from your yard. Your dog could get lost or hit by a car. He could get in fights with other animals and be exposed to disease. Thus you need to secure the yard. Check the perimeter fence for breaches including areas where your dog may have tried to dig underneath the fence. You may need to bury wire fencing or cinder blocks at the bottom of the fence to discourage digging. Keep the gate latched at all times and make sure all household members follow this important rule. Give your dog fun things to play with in the yard so he wants to stay there. Most importantly, get out there and play with your dog and never leave him alone for long periods of time. To know more, contact your Springdale, ON veterinary clinic. Learn more here.