You are way too smart for your own good. The first time you got out, we decided a clip on the gate was in order. The second time you got out, we wondered if maybe someone unclipped and then reclipped the gate, so we put a brick in front of it so you couldn't push open it. The third time you got out, we put a brick behind the gate just to make sure. It was after that we caught you attempting the act.
Nose braced against the latch, butt low for more leverage, straining to pull open the gate, you knocked over the brick without faltering. Dad was mad, but I was too impressed by your reasoning skills to do much but laugh; that didn't help Dad's mood, either.
Stop being so smart, you goof, you're ruining your reputation as the stupid dog.