Need to visit someone in the city overnight but can't take the pooch, no problem. Have had animals of all sorts all my life. Have looked after attack dogs, pups and sooky floofs. Old timers with medication requirements are not a problem.
The yard is fully fenced and the 1.5 acres is separated into 3 areas. the "house" yard is double fenced to the front meaning that any dog will need to get past two fences before they have escaped. With enough room to stretch, run and sniff. this has never been a problem. The fencing type is farm mesh so small Chihuahua size dogs could slip through but anything bigger will struggle.
My dog Floody is a lazy lounge lizard who enjoys anything as long as it involves lying down. He's quite calm and the chickens have known to eat out of his food bowl at the same time he is.