Relax, it’s not my dogs.
I saw this on a friend’s facebook page. In the comments she said she was thinking about adopting one of her dogs out.
Seems her two dogs are jumping the 6 foot fence to get to the Boxer next door, and this is ticking off the neighbors.
I went to her page and left a comment, oh and of course I threw in a shameless promotion of this blog, by posting a link and asking her if she read it.
Later in the evening we had a facebook chat and I found out, the dogs don’t jump the fence when someone is outside with them. Hmmm this means you would always have to be outside with your dogs, which in my opinion is counter-productive to having a fenced in yard.
She said she was the primary care-giver seeing she was home during the day, and she was frustrated. It had been a bad day. I told her I could relate to that and posted a link to my Defeated and Lost post.
I suggested tethering the dogs when she wasn’t able to be outside with them. I also told her I would throw the problem out to my readers and see if any of you had any suggestions.
Last night when I signed on we chatted again. She had spoken with her husband and they were going to invest in an electric fence. Her husband has installed and used electric fences before.
I totally forgot about how we solved our problems last winter with Delilah going over our fence.
In the winter of 2010/2011 New England got smacked with gobs and gobs of snow.
We have a five-foot fence in our yard. We got so much snow you could literally step over it in some spots. We have a chocolate lab who did precisely that.
I tried tying her out, but stupidly gave her too much room and she went over the fence on her leash!
Hubby went out to Home Depot and bought some deer fencing and some sturdy sticks, then he used zip ties to secure the deer fencing along the top of our fence. Basically he made our 5 foot fence about 7 1/2 feet high.
It looks like this:
I know it looks ghetto, but we are set far back from the road, it is only the back yard that is fenced in and it keeps my dogs safe.
I said I’d throw it out to you, so here it is. Have you have an issue with your dogs going over your fence? If so, how did you handle it? How would you work with your dog to stop them from going over the fence?