|Escaping Dog Trick|
|U.S. Air Date||September 23, 2000|
|Previous||Movin' on Pup|
|Next||A Lick is Still A Kiss|
Escaping Dog Trick is the fourth episode of Teacher's Pet from Season 1.
Leonard is trying to get spot to play fetch while his mom is out getting some broccoli for dinner. Soon, the two friends hear the ice cream truck and they go off. When Leonard and Scott get back, his mother scolds him for leaving the gate open and not looking after Spot, thinking that he has run away. Scott runs off, takes off his costume, and he becomes Spot again and Mary is so excited to see him again.
To make sure he doesn't leave again, Mary has a cop install a high-tech security fence so Spot wont leave. Spot feels that his life is ruined and he'll never go to school again because of this, but Leonard reassures him that he has a plan. The next day, Mary tells Leonard the code to unlock the fence but not to use it without her permission. Leonard tries to think of something else, but Mary takes him to school before he's able to.
At school, Leonard is haunted by Spot's desire to be free and go back to school. Since he is loyal to his dog, he fakes a sickness in order to have Spot go to school again. When Leonard is sent home, he tries to unlock the detector collar but fails.
Spot decides that they should try going over the fence and has Leonard, Jolly, and Pretty Boy's help. But, Jolly coughs up a hairball and the alarms go off and the officer decides to arrest Spot. Fortunately, Leonard's mom arrives and sees that the officer is gonna arrest her dog and tells him to get rid of his cyber-detector thingy and he reluctantly agrees.
Leonard tells his mother that after what Spot has been through he'll never carelessly run away again. While Leonard and Mary go to the ice cream, Spot has a good laugh at Mr. Jolly and Pretty Boy because they smell like rancid pork.
- Moral: Treat others how you want to be treated.