If you left a door or a gate open to the world, would your dogs TAKE OFF?
I know a lot of people who spend a lot of time making sure the dogs don’t slip out. My dogs don’t take off though. When it’s nice we all sit on the back deck which is open to the world. The furthest Dutchess will go is to sit with her butt on the deck but her feet on the top step, kind of like this. Dakota taught her not to go off the deck, BTW. Not us.
One time I went to the store and came back 20 minutes later. Both dogs were sitting on the deck waiting for me. I’d forgotten to put them in the house before I left. Good dogs.