Escape Artist/Houdini/Bolter


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Okay, so one of my dachshunds, Charlotte, seems to be able to escape our yard like a magician. The last time she got out it was through a hole where a board had lifted up that was half as big as she was with lots of nails and screws. She didn't get a scratch from squeezing through it either. I've resorted to a bumper, but would like to take it off of her. She will also bolt if you take her out without a leash.

What I want to know is there a way to train her where she won't escape or bolt anymore?

She does not know any manners or obedience. What should I start teaching her first?