Ok - my lab/border collie mix is an escape artist it turns out. I hate crating her all day, which I've had to resort to. Not only that but when I'm home and I let her out in the back yard I pretty much have to go out there and watch her. I'm thinking the only solution is one of those in ground wireless fences that sends a little zap to the collar when the dog gets too close. I was thinking of getting this one:
Mainly because its cheap and I've spent a bazillion dollars on dogs already this month. Any thoughts or suggestions for a first time dog owner?