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We have a fully fenced back yard, but Kodi is NEVER outdoors unsupervised. Certainly not on-leash… (what's the point of a fenced yard then?) but with me nearby and watching him. He has a solid recall, so that's not what I worry about. But there are Coyotes everywhere these days, including cities, and they can scale any fence without Coyote rollers on the top. And hawks can be a problem too. Why a hawk can't carry off a full grown Havanese, they can certainly do a lot of damage if they try.
And then there are people… While we live far from the street and no one even knows there is a house back there, I have friends with three Havanese who have a shop with a 7 foot chain link fenced yard. She thought the dogs were perfectly safe there, but there IS a gate. She looked up from her desk to see someone carrying one of her dogs out the gate!!! Of course she ran out and stopped the person (who claimed that the dog had gotten out and she was returning it) but there was no question she was trying to steal the dog. There was no way out of the yard.
Just another reason to keep a close eye on small dogs left outdoors, even in "safely" fenced areas.
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