How to train dogs to not escape or dig
I have two german shepherds, one is a female who is 9 mo. and is EXTREMELY hyperactive. She can't sit still and loves to be involved in everything. I also have a 5 mo. old male, who is just the opposite. He is mellow and loves nothing more than to eat, sleep, and snuggle. For most of our dogs lives they have been w/me 24/7 in the house, going places in the car, etc. When they are left alone they are put in their kennel and behave well.
We recently purchased (because we don't have a fence since we live on a military base) a chicken wire, really tall fence so that when we're gone during the day they can run around outside, use the potty, etc. We spent a few days letting them get used to the cage while we were at home and corrected their behavior when we saw them digging. However, when we returned home tonight after being gone for a few hours, they had dug HUGE holes and escaped. They somehow (I say they, but this is a behavior that I know our female would do and the male probably just followed) had broken the bottom of the chicken wire off the metal posting and escaped. When we got home they were in our front yard, but who knows how long they were gone for.
Please, please help! We need any suggestions to keep our dogs from escaping as I don't want them getting themselves into danger and any recommendations on the digging (we tried feces in the hole, it didn't work)
Thankyou in advance,