Our back exterior door has the dog door in it. I would just slide in the cover so our 2 couldn't get out. Then one day Katie just stood up and opened the backdoor by the handle. She wanted out, and by golly she WAS going out.
It constantly astounds me how much they absorb from observation alone, and never let on, until the perfect opportunity arises. In this case the opportunity was the exterior house painters who were busy outside the gate in the front of the house, but those delicious lunches of theirs were on our back yard patio picnic table.:eek:
Needless to say, we sprang for replacement lunches at McDonalds, but the dogs had home made meals of fresh tortillas with a variety of fillings, a partial roast beef sandwich, and a Subway foot long (unknown variety–it was decimated:D)
Thank goodness they can't turn the round nobs!! BUT......
Katie has the most dexterous toes and can determine within minutes any door that is not completely latched. She hooks that door open in a heartbeat and is in to anything she's been denied in the past (usually bathroom garbage, shoes, or dirty laundry)