I have to go to work during the day and I'm struggling to find a system that works well for making my Sheltie comfortable when I'm gone. I leave her in the house with plenty of food and water, check on her during my lunch break if I can, etc, but potty training is NOT going well.
So, what I'd like to do is install a doggy door this weekend. That way she'd have a lot more space to play in and it would make it infinitely easier to potty train her. Asides from the fact that I find training pads to be gross, she doesn't get what they're for anyway, despite my many attempts to follow tutorials on training her.
She likes to go outside ("go" in both senses of the word). So that's great.
But there's 1 problem. While my yard is fully fenced, at 3 months she's still skinny enough to squeeze between the gaps in my fence when she wants to. This is kind of what the fence looks like (more or less):
My plan is to add a 2nd level of fencing, probably using the thick plastic net with metal stakes you see here:
However, I'm fearful that she'll be able to dig under or bite through it. Is that a valid concern with this kind of puppy?
If she can chew through it, suppose I put in metal chicken wire. Would that do the trick or would she dig under it? I've never seen her digging but I used to have a husky so I know that some dogs would dig under it in seconds.