“Houdini” Dog Keeps Escaping Crate

April Livingston | January 24th, 2019

In 2017, a woman named Ash Jordan lost her beloved dog. She was devastated by the loss, and so was her other dog Zeke. After some time passed, Ash realized the best cure for their sadness was to bring another dog into their family. That’s where a Boglen terrier (A Boston Terrier/Beagle mix) puppy named Nova comes in. The sweet puppy has brought joy and excitement back into Zeke and Ash’s life. After she was at her new home for a few weeks, it was revealed that Nova had a special talent: she was a master escape artist. Ash would put Nova in her crate and no matter what she did, the little dog found a way to get out of the wire cage. Even if Ash was just gone for an hour, she would return home and Nova would be waiting for her at the door. She began to wonder how it was possible: did Nova have magic powers? Was the crate faulty?

Ash tried everything: she’d put items in front of the crate, like a heavy box, but Nova would still find her way out. She even zip-tied the crate closed and that did not work, either. So, Ash grew tired of returning home to find her house a mess and Nova running free, so she decided to place a camera in front of her cage to solve the mystery of her escapes. After switching crates and dealing with messes in their home, this was their last resort. The video was incredible to watch: Nova is seen putting her paw in between the wires of the door a few times to hit the latch, then she finally uses her teeth to grab the door, lift it up and then use her nudge to open it. Then, she casually exits and goes about her business.

Ash Jorden//Facebook
Ash Jorden//Facebook
Ash Jorden//Facebook

These days, Ash uses a padlock to keep Nova in her crate—here’s hoping she doesn’t figure out how to pick a lock next!

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