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Chicago woman fence-proofs her escape-prone dog

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Feb. 3, 2016 at 9:33 AM

CHICAGO, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A Chicago woman who grew weary of her failed attempts to dog-proof her fence came up with an out-of-the-box solution: fence-proof the dog.

Vanessa Buccella said her dog has a tendency to escape her yard through any hole he can find in the fence, and she determined replacing the fence with a less porous version would be too costly for her budget.

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Buccella said she couldn't make the fence gaps smaller, so she instead set about making the dog larger by strapping a small pole to his back perpendicular to his body.

Buccella dubbed her device "the nimrod" and posted a video to YouTube showing how it prevented her dog from escaping through a gap between the fence and her house.

"This gives him freedom to run through the yard, but he's confounded when his normal escape routes won't work anymore," she wrote in the video's description.

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